FSG stated they would not use their own money in financing the running of LFC, after gaining control of the club for a ridiculous £260m initially and loaning money for a ground extension, the investment that is LFC is now worth in excess of £1bn.
Still there is an abject refusal by FSG to feed the investment that is LFC, this in spite of the club being a proven asset and a license to print money.
The monies used recently to acquire players that vastly improve our potential are from the Coutinho deal, we could have had the same scenario with the Suarez dosh but journey men were brought in with the expected result.
To think this is a massive shift in policy by the owners is a mistake as is any credit in our fortunes, all credit is down to Jürgen Klopp, without him we would still be in sh*t street with owners who refuse to invest in LFC.
We were signing nobody’s with the Suarez money because we couldn’t get anyone else, we tried to get Sanchez, it didn’t happen, he rejected us.
Find it strange how anyone can try to pick fault with the owners this summer. We’ve spent near on 200mill, getting a 50mill refurbishment, we’ve not long had a stadium expansion.
It’s perfect business sense if you can run something without having to use your own money, use the money the club generates instead, keeps you in a much secure position too.
The biggest problem with FSG is that to begin with they didn’t know football, they tried to implement a strategy of signing players that wasn’t suitable for the Premier League. But for all the bad signings, there has been Suarez, Coutinho, Mane etc, all with the apparent money pinching or whatever. The other main fault is that they employed BR, a manager, that through no fault of his own, doesn’t have the appeal to the big players, the job was too big for him and had to rely on Gerrard for trying to get the big players. But we still tried to sign Salah previously, Willian, Sanchez etc, and you can bet if we had Klopp we would have gotten them. We are now in a position where we’ve had back to back top 4 finishes, cup finals and outspending everyone this year. They see us a long term investment, they are in it for the long haul which explains why they haven’t dipped into their own pocket much, but aside from City, we are looking the most sustainable team this year, something that has happened by not spending what we don’t have. People moaned about H&G taking out loans, spending what we didn’t have etc, yet when the current owners are trying to protect their investment, 8 years down the line, with a team that is now taking massive strides in a positive direction, signing quality players with a quality manager, you still get those almost desperate to still pick fault when in actual fact, what have they actually done wrong?
- stadium expansion
- signing quality players
- £50mill development
- facilities improved
- signs of the success coming back
Are these not things that we all wanted? They’ve taken their time but over the last year or 2, pretty much since Klopp took over, they finally seem to have understood how it works. Klopp essentially has a free reign, pretty much everything he wants, he gets.
Some people just need to let stuff go, they aren’t the best but there is a damn sight worse and I’d have thought after the nightmare of H&G, people would finally be happy with our current position.
If we win literally every trophy possible next season, some people would still rather look at faults than give them any credit.