29 Jan 2018 21:24:45
Liverpools average spend on transfers since FSG took over £ 27.65 million. Waro I am starting to agree with you.

1.) 29 Jan 2018
29 Jan 2018 21:34:00
Yeah 28 million is such a low amount.

2.) 29 Jan 2018
29 Jan 2018 21:39:00
So the only way the owners are successful to you is if they spend more than they earn? You know our previous owners got us in a lot of debt by that model. You need to stop worrying about net spend and how much we buy/ sell players for. we should be worrying about the quality of player coming in, and that the owners are backing our managers. We now know they are backing Klopp based on the players we've signed and slowly but surely our transfers in are becoming better quality.
If you found out a relative ran a business and spent more money they they earnt just to keep people happy you would call them a fool.

3.) 29 Jan 2018
29 Jan 2018 21:47:06
They've spent £75m this window alone. Stupid thing to say.

4.) 29 Jan 2018
29 Jan 2018 21:52:42
When FSG took over the club was operating at a loss of £1m a week and our record transfer was £23m, we hadn't won a trophy in 5 years, Roy Hodgson was our budget manager and Joe Cole was a marquee signing.

Fast forward 8 years and they've spent close to £800m on transfers, increased the stadium capacity by about 10,000, won a League cup, reduced debts to a manageable amount, and got us into a position where we are so competitive financially we can spend £75m on a single centre back and make him one of the top 10 earners in the league.

If you can't appreciate what they have done, you're deluded. Sure, they've made mistakes. The Suarez debacle, appointing Rodgers, appointing Comolli, raising ticket prices when it wasn't necessary etc.

By and large, they've been fantastic owners and they have given Dalglish £120m, Rodgers £320m and Klopp £320m. If we can't win silverware, it is nothing to do with a lack of financing and the blame lies at the managers who have spent a fortune and achieved nothing with serious backing. Klopp was a manager every club in the world wanted so you can't blame them for appointing him either.

I don't get the hatred aimed at them at all. Maybe some people miss signing Poulsen, Jovanovic, Konchesky and Cole? Maybe some people wanted the club to go into liquidation and we could be AFC Liverpool, owned by the ironically named SOS?

5.) 29 Jan 2018
29 Jan 2018 22:05:05
Well said MK.

6.) 29 Jan 2018
29 Jan 2018 22:22:37
I am all for our American owners, but I wish that they were more into the football that we play, and taking away buying VVD, as it is a very recent buy, we have spent virtual nothing on our back four and Keeper, hence why we are so easy to score against,
and yes, when we play our very best eleven, we do have a decent team,
but once we start to rest players and change Keepers, we concede .

7.) 29 Jan 2018
29 Jan 2018 22:32:49
Well said mk great post.

8.) 29 Jan 2018
29 Jan 2018 22:48:05
You's do know that the owners don't buy any of the players. Pretty sure klopp does that. It's just the club's and their money. Time and time again it has been said the money is there if the right players are. As much as we all know we need a keeper and possibly another cb to play beside that 75 million one. We already have 3 keepers. 2 of which I imagine are on high wages. Just like 2 cbs who were starters 3 weeks ago. Not only does the right have to be there, then available, then persuaded to come to Liverpool instead of barca, Madrid, Munich, PSG, City. etc but we also need to sell the unwanted players we have. Or should we bring in Allison/ Oblak/ Leno and just let karius and migs sit and take 2 big paychecks home every week. Cause unfortunately we can't force teams to pay what we want or them to move to a lower club and take a paycut when we decide.

9.) 30 Jan 2018
29 Jan 2018 23:56:49
MK Scouser, I agree with your sentiment, but I do find it difficult to point the fingers of blame on three managers (I am ignoring poor old Roy) for lack of success and completely excuse the owners. They have to share the blame, if anything they hired these managers and sacked them . Given the manager post to Kenny then sacked him after delivering 2 finals and a cup (our last silverware and the only one under FSG) .

They do spend the money no doubt about that, but don't you think there is something wrong with our transfer (purchase) policy. A lot of this money was wasted on players that have come and gone without making an impact and for a lot less than their purchase price. 34 players were bought by Rodgers, 12 only remain (Out of which are Sturridge, Markovic and Origi who are now on loan) and of the 22 that moved on, only Coutinho was sold for more than his purchase price.
I fear Klopp is heading towards similar statistics, obviously we can only write about it in a couple of years time, but so far 14 bought by Klopp and only around 8 what we can call regular first teamers.

10.) 30 Jan 2018
30 Jan 2018 00:05:26
Well said MK. I for one am thankful to FSG for still giving me a club to support. It could have been so different.

11.) 30 Jan 2018
30 Jan 2018 00:14:48
Why do people think every position has to be a £50 million player. get over it.


12.) 30 Jan 2018
30 Jan 2018 08:39:19
I don’t agree with the Rodgers comment, that guy made mistakes and by all accounts he perhaps let things go to his head. However, he’s the manager who’s come closest to ending our league title drought. Yes, he had some terrific players but Despite the arm chair managers on here I don’t think any of us would have achieved the same with the players. Isn’t there some sort of saying associated with our club, what is it now? Ah yes, you’ll never walk alone.

13.) 30 Jan 2018
30 Jan 2018 08:43:49
Disagree on Rodgers. He inherited a really poor squad, albeit with Suarez and Gerrard, and within 2 years took us to almost winning the league he deserves some credit. Add to the fact he wasn’t allowed to sign the likes of VVD and Alli and signed Couts and Sturridge he wasn’t all bad.

Suppose there were also poor signings, but that 13/ 14 season we played some seriously unreal football. If only VAR was in back then we would have won the league imo. Defeat at City and Chelsea with terrible decisions against us!

14.) 30 Jan 2018
30 Jan 2018 08:52:07
The fact that we have such a low net is as much down to how much people have paid for our players as it is anything else. I mean we sold Ibe and Smith to Bournmouth for a combined £21m one window. We also lost very little on a number of players that should have been worth much less when we sold them than when we bough them like Benteke, Aspas, Borini and Sakho. It's massively swayed how our figures look to make it seem like we jhavent invested - we have, but we've also got premium prices for players that probably didn't justify them. And of course, selling three players bought for a combined £40m for over 5 times that amount also skews it slightly.

15.) 30 Jan 2018
30 Jan 2018 11:10:52
i’m not sure you mean "average spend". if the average is 27mil then that 2+ seasons ago would have been a high amount.
If you mean net spend, leave it lol.