You have to trust the managers judgement on this. It was his first signing - so when he wanted him the boards hands were tied really...
No. no no no no no no no. This is exactly what we have to STOP doing. His judgment CANNOT be trusted. He came to our club with a small club mentality. He wanted to sign Borini, Allen, Dempsey and Sigurdsson the first summer he was here. Thank f**k we were prevented from signing the latter two by other clubs who did us a huge favour. I mean just think that one over for a while. You arrive at a club with one of the best players in the world in Luis Suarez, and your first thought is "I know, I'll play him with Borini and Dempsey."
His judgement is absolute rubbish when it comes to players. If you want to "back" who he wants then we would be in an even worse position than we are now.
Even FSG know he's awful with talent, hence why they've put so many restrictions on how we go about getting players. The only surefire successes of his transfer signings are Coutinho and Sturridge. And if you really wanted to be harsh you could say just Coutinho, as Sturridge might never be able to be relied upon again consistently.
And this is the person whose judgement you want to back in the transfer market?? if he is going to stay here longterm he needs to be demoted to simply being the head coach, let other people bring in players.
If it were up to Rodgers we would have a starting lineup that had Vorm, Ashley Williams, Lovren, Joe Allen, Lallana, Dempsey, Sigurdsson and Borini as its spine.
And you say "trust him." Why? what exactly has he done to earn that trust? it's not like we all got a collective vote on his being hired or something. FSG arbitrarily chose him as manager. But who said we should trust FSG? the owners who we shouldn't trust decide to hire a manager who has never won anything in his life, who couldn't even cut it at f**king Reading, and by virtue of the fact that he signs his name on a piece of paper suddenly he is deserving of trust and spending massive amounts of our limited financial resources on players because "he likes them."
ok then. That sounds like a great plan.
Then finally we get Klopp or Ancelotti or some other real manager and we have to tell him "sorry, but we don't have any more money because we gave it all to Rodgers and just assumed he would spend it wisely. Unfortunately he didn't and now we can't go get the real top players that you need."
THAT is the consequence of it. Digging ourselves deeper and deeper into mediocrity and handcuffing the spending potential of a manager who SHOULD be trusted, whenever the hell the fraud Rodgers finally gets the boot.