15 May 2021 18:24:28
Hi Ed, other than De Paul and Bissouma (who both seem unlikely) do you know who else Liverpool are interested in in central midfield? Alternatively if you've said who before what should I search?

Many thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Florian Neuhaus (CM) There remains significant interest in the Borussia Muenchengladbach player with Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund seeing him as a player who will continue to improve. Real Madrid see him as an option in midfield and his representative has made no secret that there has been interest from elsewhere including Manchester City, Spurs, Juventus and the Milanese clubs, but Milan seems a less likely destination. Borussia Dortmund will push hard for him but they have growing money issues. I am not aware of any approach by Liverpool at this time but he would offer an outstanding solution if Wijnaldum were to leave - but they don't have the necessary funds to pay the €40M termination clause. BD interest will go with Rose's commitment to not take players from BM.}

1.) 15 May 2021
15 May 2021 20:31:53
I thought this £500m investment put us back to a pre C.V. footing. If we don’t invest this summer we are in danger of falling behind. There is only so much you can do if your rivals spend double every season. The one year we competed in the market it led to our CL win followed by the pl success. A sensible approach could be use the very low interest credit facility to buy the 3 players needed for £120m and recoup as much as possible later in the window through sales.

If all our buys have to be funded through sales late in the window we are bang in trouble.

2.) 16 May 2021
16 May 2021 03:42:19
Ed002 and several posters have explained it already, but judging from no Ed replying, here it is once again.

FSG is not Liverpool Football Club. FSG is a holding company that owns several businesses and properties: The Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park (baseball stadium), Liverpool Football Club, Anfield Stadium, 50% of Roush Fenway Racing (Nascar racing), 80% Of New England Sports Network (cable television), Fenway Sports Management (consulting), and Fenway Sports Group Real Estate (management of real estate properties) .

The investment from Redbird Capital of £533 Million is into being shareholders in FSG and all those holdings, not to bail out any specific company or property. LeBron James (and his partners) took out their investment from Liverpool Football club and converted it into shareholding in FSG. The whole idea is to increase the footprint of the group and expand it's operations. So it's not a given that a single penny will go to LFC. But then LFC has sufficient credit facilities anyway to be able to raise any amount it wants for it's operations. It's up to FSG management to decide what to do. The main point here being not to count on the Redbird investment for LFC player purchases, even though the size of the group and it's financial strength has been increased (meaning group footing is back to pre CV levels) .

3.) 16 May 2021
16 May 2021 14:01:01
Aray, are you an accountant? :)

4.) 17 May 2021
17 May 2021 08:12:20
In short, rich men want more out of LFC while not putting anything in to improve the side and compete with the others, yet expect CL every year.

5.) 18 May 2021
18 May 2021 14:23:18
Don't think that's true at all Lancaster.

Liverpool is a business like any other, it can take out farther debt upon itself and presumably would do so and by all accounts has done so based on future revenue. Some of this will be fixed like TV deals and some will be variable such as performance in competitions and sales of assets (players) . With that said if we have done so over the previous years we can't continue to do so year on year, as I'm sure ed002 would say this is simply unsustainable and while many take ffp as a joke we do still have to comply with whatever the guidelines/ restrictions are.

6.) 19 May 2021
19 May 2021 12:33:39
Pickle, we have won the biggest comps going and still not the investment, there is literally nothing else we can do or win, we have the highest percentage of TV money and pick up huge sums for our league finishes, if we haven't looked to splash and build on top of that then there is nothing but pure greed driving these owners, the team is an after thought.

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool is a loss making concern - the owners have to make up the difference by whatever way they can.}

7.) 21 May 2021
21 May 2021 12:49:24
Hi Ed002, I was under the impression FSG was a group backed by multiple millionaires with a collective wealth of Billions? If the group were wanting too (hypothetically) put a collection together, we could get an Mbappe, Haaland or Kane and a couple of others, with selling a few fringe players we could of really put together a City type squad for one summer of real investment, then top up 1 or 2 each year? Instead we now need 4/ 5 top top quality signings to catch back up.

{Ed002's Note - No, it doesn't work like that. I am afraid that Liverpool are simply not in a position to beach FFP like that.}

8.) 21 May 2021
21 May 2021 16:11:42
Cheers Ed.