29 Dec 2016 03:25:55
Would love to hear thoughts on why Liverpool declined in the 90s as the new premier league began, was it down to an aging squad or poor manager appointment of souness.
1.) 29 Dec 2016
29 Dec 2016 07:45:39
Both, add poor decisions by the then owners.
2.) 29 Dec 2016
29 Dec 2016 08:34:14
Liverpool had an oppprtunity to 'reboot' after the 90's. Moores should have sold the club to the Arabs when he had the opportunity. They would have invested massively in the club and liverpool would have had the financial power to compete on all fronts with the top clubs in the world.
3.) 29 Dec 2016
29 Dec 2016 09:27:35
As the top-flight moved towards PL formation we had far more important things to concentrate on.
This affected our planning and led to our manager/ legend resigning part-way through a season due to the emotional turmoil he had been through.
Our decline started before Souness took charge, look at our squad from 89/ 90 season compared with the one he took on.
Yes, he made some horrific purchases and wasn't great in his time with us, but it's not just down to Souness.
He had managed rangers who enjoyed spending vast sums on foreign players in what had become again a 2-team league in Scotland back to competitive football n England. Poor decision by whoever.
4.) 29 Dec 2016
29 Dec 2016 09:55:56
I think Ed001's commented on this a couple of times, particularly Parry and Moores. Either way, we did have good chances along the way to push to next level and market club better e. g. cup treble, CL time under Benitez - if I remember rightly we were seeded 2nd in CL for a couple of years - some obvious missed opportunities to my mind.
5.) 29 Dec 2016
29 Dec 2016 10:47:11
Type in 'David Moores' in the search engine and find Ed001's comments on him - no doubt his greed, mismanagement and hubris lead the club on a consistent decline until H&G, and now Henry, took over. It's the sort of decline that will take a long time to fix but that the current incumbents are doing a decent job of.