Liverpool fans all over the world were glued to TV’s hoping for LFC to bring in a player we sent a delegation to sign. Liverpool have been involved in a number of high profile negotiations recently (Diego Costa, Henrick Mkhitaryan, Willian, Salah, Konoplyanka) all players who would easily have improved Liverpool’s first eleven. Instead we spent roughly 14 million on Aspas and Alberto. Money Ian was happy to spend.
As a true supporter I always want to give players time to prove themselves. But a Salah or Konoplyanka for 14 – 18 million would come in and add true quality to the team and help with goals which we need spread across team. So we need to look at who is controlling these deals.
Brendan Rodgers is doing very well with his very thin squad and is super diplomatic when it comes to protecting those people who are suppose to close these deals. Or Managing Director Ian Ayre seems to be more concerned with saving money and getting very, very good sponsorship deals. In the short term these deals do not help though. If you look at where we are and how we playing currently, why are we worried about the long run when we still have a shot to win the league right now? Signing quality players can only help us do that or at least 4th.
I do understand that sometimes teams will ask for crazy money for players and deals become extremely complicated with multiple agents etc. Does that mean we should walk away to show we aren’t push overs? No, this is at the cost of winning the league or getting our champions league football. This is Liverpool football club. We strive to be the best and in history always have. We shouldn’t be concerned about waiting for our day to come someday. Everyday should be our day. We riding a high and under Brendan, things are really looking up. So we need to take the chance and go for it. Most fans are feeling we can achieve something this season but it feels like the owners and decision makers are not so sure or waiting to sell the club to the highest bidder.
We have heard all this before, when owners promised to give the support to win. We have a chance now but it seems they holding us back. This is not bitterness from the Konoplyanka deal (maybe a little). This is a pattern that has been there since Brendan took over. Sell, get rid of dead wood (which I agree with) but then at least buy some quality, when last did we go for a quality player. The current average star nowadays cost 30 million and we have only ever bought 1, in our history. Big mistake right (Thanks for nothing Andy Carroll) so now we buckle at anything over 15 million.
Man United have many players in that range and not all have worked for them but they still know you need to pay for quality. It’s always a risk, just seems we not willing to risk. Owners and directors are more concerned with cash flow than trusting a very good manager that some of the biggest clubs will be willing take. Maybe it’s time for the directors and owners to take a leaf out of the supporters song book. Walk on with hope in your heart and You’ll never walk alone. Where is their faith? Seems Brendan is walking alone. Do we think we can really keep Suarez by losing out on players like Konoplyanka? No chance. He might love the club and supporters but must shrug his head when we cant sign any class players. Not just this window but the last one too or should I say three, four. Please John Henry, help me believe in you cause I believe in the club with all my heart and we have the best fans in the world.