Why Liverpool's buy-to-sell model needs looking at

Why Liverpool's buy-to-sell model needs looking at

Liverpool are, rightly, lauded for their transfer business. They’ve been near faultless with their incomings since Jurgen Klopp’s arrival in 2015. The Reds have mastered the whole finding undervalued assets and turning them into stars thing.  On the few occasions they’ve gone big on a player, the recruitment team have got it spot on with the likes of Virgil Van Dijk and Alisson having a transformative impact on the team.  They used to be just as effective at moving players …
Does Liverpool's salary model need to change?

Does Liverpool's salary model need to change?

The transfer market is changing and it’s been on the cards for a while now. Players are running down their deals in a bid to get bigger contracts elsewhere. We haven’t entered the American sports market realm yet, but we can’t be far away from it. In the near future,  transfer fees will be a rarity and free agents will be the norm.  Danny Ings has rejected a new deal with Southampton. He’s got just 12 months remaining on his …
Why this could be one of Liverpool's most important transfer windows in years

Why this could be one of Liverpool's most important transfer windows in years

Eyes now turn to the summer transfer window as what feels like the longest season of all time. It has been a season that, to downplay it somewhat, hasn't exactly gone according to plan for Jürgen Klopp's side. Those from the outside looking in will say it's how the mighty have fallen, but everyone inside Liverpool will tell you it's just been a rotten season in every sense. Injuries have played a big part in the meagre title defence offered …
A Failed Venture

A Failed Venture

The Super League, a revolutionary idea that was shunned by the masses, ill prepared for public consumption by the instigators and put back into its box for normality to resume within the elite football corridors throughout Europe. UEFA are no shining light with their failures, short comings and inability to implement Financial Fair Play did indeed bring the potential need for change to the table for discussion. Reform, adjustment to the often times remarkable Champions League & clarity of their …
#SellThemAll (Except the Scousers)

#SellThemAll (Except the Scousers)

Every individual human involved in Liverpool Football Club, any pack animals utilised in Nike’s kit supply chain, the cows that provided the leather for our boots, even inanimate objects should be open for critique at this point. Yes, our recent past includes some of the best memories this club has experienced in a generation. But, at present, we are mired in Liverpool’s worst run… ever? Can’t score. Can’t stop our opponents from scoring. Can’t compete with our recognised peers while …
Time and Money: Reminder from Michael Edwards

Time and Money: Reminder from Michael Edwards

Benjamin Franklin said time is money in 1748. In 2021, there’s no-one more acutely aware than FSG and crucially Michael Edwards. The transfer window opened on 1st January, but it’s been clear for some time of Liverpool’s needs in defence. However, the exact needs only became abundantly clear to everyone late last night. In a race against time and with funds clearly tight, it became clear that all the days business had been done efficiently. To start at the beginning …
Reds owner reflects on

Reds owner reflects on "emotional" year of success at club

Liverpool owner John Henry recently shared his thoughts on the club's success over the last year and how emotional it has been for all involved. Henry and FSG will be celebrating 10 years of owning LFC come October. In that time, they've witnessed quite a lot at Anfield. They arrived in the dark days of Roy Hodgson, appointed Brendan Rodgers after King Kenny's departure in 2012 and then hired the best coach in world football, Jürgen Klopp, in October 2015, …
Three Thiago Alternatives for Liverpool

Three Thiago Alternatives for Liverpool

The Thiago Alcantara to Liverpool rumours continue to circulate. According to reports from every country that isn't England, the 29-year-old Spaniard will join the Reds after the completion of Bayern's Champions League campaign in August. The ludicrously talented former Barcelona linchpin would be a fantastic addition to the English champions' squad, but the rumours of his impending move still seems out of kilter with Liverpool's transfer approach. Invariably, Fenway Sports Group, the club's owners, have stuck to their recruitment principles …
Liverpool positive PR spin is actually a negative

Liverpool positive PR spin is actually a negative

Sometimes, the PR offensive used by the club to justify something can be a little tiring. In the aftermath of missing out on Timo Werner, journalists close to the club opted to use what would’ve been the total cost of the deal to bring the Germany international to Anfield as opposed to just the transfer fee.  In truth, the cost of a transfer should be known. It should be used like transfer fees are used so there’s a little more …
How FSG treat Liverpool like an American sports franchise

How FSG treat Liverpool like an American sports franchise

A few years back now, I entertained the idea that football could soon follow American sports by essentially getting rid of transfer fees. With more and more players looking to move on free transfers, the next logical step was either inserting reasonable release clauses into every single contract or accepting that a player will be with the club for, say, a guaranteed five years before moving on.  The latter seemed the more obvious path. Release clauses often cause more harm …
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