David Johnson

David Johnson "The Assassin" - An Underrated Liverpool Legend

David Johnson always suffered by comparison with the man who replaced him. Over the years dozens of conversations about the great 1978-79 team have included the line, “Imagine if Rushie would have been a couple of years older.” Johnson’s contribution to the club has too often been overlooked. He was an international-class performer and that he was overshadowed says a lot about the greatness of the team at the time. But it’s not his ability that me and my mates …
Tony Evans: The 'FSG Outers' Got What They Wanted

Tony Evans: The 'FSG Outers' Got What They Wanted

The dreams of FSG haters are about to be fulfilled. It was always just a matter of time. You know the saying, though. Be careful what you wish for. It might come true. Some people may relish the thought of petro-states or oligarchs. There are hardly any out there these days. If a Manchester City-style takeover takes place, it would present a huge moral quandary. It shouldn’t in one sense. Clubs ‘belong’ to people in different ways. Owners have the …
FSG Sale: No Perfect Solution

FSG Sale: No Perfect Solution

Doesn’t really do anything by halves David Ornstein eh…. Ever since the news broke on Monday that as many suspected Liverpool is ‘prepared to listen to offers’, social media has understandably gone into overdrive. Whatever the ‘sales deck’ Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley have created contains, it’s hard to imagine FSG will be short of offers for a partial investment or complete takeover of the club. For all the talk around big name transfers, a last 16 glamour tie and …
Understanding The Timing Of FSG’s Sale

Understanding The Timing Of FSG’s Sale

It was always inevitable that FSG would sell the club sooner rather than later, but the key point is to understand the timing of their ‘For Sale’ sign and statement, and what has led the Boston-based consortium to choose now as the moment to cash in. FSG are primed to make an enormous amount of profit from the proposed sale of Liverpool Football Club, and that in itself is very reflective of how they have marshalled the Reds' transfer activity. …
Who owns Liverpool FC?

Who owns Liverpool FC?

Football is the most popular sport in the world. This sport has almost 3.5 billion fans worldwide, and every second inhabitant of the earth over the age of 10 has his favourite among football clubs. One of the most famous and expensive football clubs in the world is English Liverpool. Since its inception, the club has played all matches at Anfield in the UK. In this review, we will briefly review the history of the football club and tell you …
Positive Thoughts & Taiwo Awoniyi | Reflecting on Liverpool’s Transfer Nous

Positive Thoughts & Taiwo Awoniyi | Reflecting on Liverpool’s Transfer Nous

In the midst of trying to wrap up an abysmal Bundesliga campaign, reports from German sports outlet Spox indicate that Schalke 04 have lodged preliminary interest with Liverpool in bringing youth forward Taiwo Awoniyi into their ranks over the summer. But this article, while dancing around the topic, concerns something broader than that simple fact. Moving on During a week of roller coaster emotions, it’s time for something lighter. Although this will require a bit of a dreary look into …
Liverpool's Long-Term Planning

Liverpool's Long-Term Planning

Football teams can enjoy success in one of two ways: an immediate gain via trophies that eventually peter out into a transitional phase where the club must effectively ‘go again’ or a long-term vision, a five-year plan of progression towards consistent triumph. In the past, Liverpool would fall under the first category, showing plenty of quality in individual seasons such as 2013/14. As good as Brendan Rodgers’ side were that year, benefitting from the electric attacking combination of Luis Suarez …
How FSG Found Their Perfect Formula

How FSG Found Their Perfect Formula

May 2010: The Royal Bank of Scotland takes Hicks and Gillett to court in order to force the sale of Liverpool Football Club. October 2010, Fenway Sports Group purchase Liverpool Football Club for £300 million, after the club was perilously teetering above the jaws of administration. Nearly eight years later, mistakes have been made, Liverpool did not progress the way they perhaps ought to have, and yet all it took was a couple of extremely clever appointments to execute the …
Alisson, Klopp and FSG: The Signing That Reveals The Owners' Hand

Alisson, Klopp and FSG: The Signing That Reveals The Owners' Hand

As this piece is being written, Brazilian number one Alisson Becker is being put through his paces for his medical ahead of his £66.8 million transfer from Roma to Liverpool, making him the most expensive goalkeeper in world football. He joins a squad full of big money names, particularly Virgil Van Dijk who is the world’s most expensive defender. Naby Keita, Fabinho and Mohamed Salah all cost a pretty penny, too. There’s a theme emerging here, can you see? In …
Alisson the latest addition for Big Money Reds

Alisson the latest addition for Big Money Reds

You awake on a secluded Sardinian beach to a warm Mediterranean breeze and gentle waves lapping at your feet. Your gorgeous wife flashes you a smile as she updates her Instagram. You glance out at your sailboat and notice a bottle has washed up on the shore. Shaking out the rolled up paper, you rub your eyes and squint at the handwriting... Get the ale in lad, and get yer bird ready. You're a Red now! We assume such a …
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