Don't think we marked the 5th anniversary of this one properly.
A fair point, but perhaps should be tempered with some context.
Allen was BR's top target; The Welsh Xabi, and while it has to be said he's a good player, he wasn't quite good enough.
Sahin was another. People were made up about this signing, but he didn't quite fit, and his head/heart was never really with us.
Borini as well, was highly regarded, but failed to kick on.
Yesil was unfortunate. Anyone who saw him play for the second team(s) agreed he had everything. Got fu**ed by injuries.
Assaidi was one who flattered to deceive for me. Looked like he had talent, was quick and strong, but lacked wit.
I have to ask what this has to do with now?
These were BR players, and a tumultuous time as far as Suarez was concerned with his yearly "come and get me so I can get closer to Barca" bullshit.
BR is now saying that he thought he was having a heart attack when he was sacked.
TBH, the more he speaks, the more I think he is self serving, and that's OK, but he's trying to paint things as something they weren't, and I'm not having that.
The job was too big for him, end of story.
We're in a different position now, we have much better players (Suarez and Gerrard aside), but we can also do better.
The owners gave Klopp the money, Klopp didn't spend some of it.
BTW I think the negotiating team played a blinder getting Keita signed for next year.
For me that shows the backing.
Most owners would have just said "f**k it, we'll get someone else next year", but we didn't, we got the man Klopp wants.
I'm not saying the owners are perfect, I don't really care about them as long as they back the manager, and I don't blame people for being wary after the h&g fiasco, but that's another reason I scrutinise the accounts, just to make sure.
That nightmare lives in me just as much as any LFC supporter, so I check, check and check again, and I know what I'm looking at and how to read it.
They are not charlatans.
The worst thing I can level at them is that they don't put their own money in when they stand to make a big profit when they sell (OK, they've put money in, in loans, but it's not the same thing), but when they were so clear they wouldn't be doing that when they took on ownership, I can't really complain about them keeping their word.