I’m sorry to anyone who supports Liverpool, and may read this, but these are all my own opinions and if you would like to tell me why this happens then please do in the comments below, I would like to hear your opinions on the matter.
So, transfer policies. Liverpool this season have seen many big names in and a peculiar absence of big names coming in the other way in recent times. Maybe down to losing the CL spot to Manchester City after leapfrogging the division.
Although the big names haven’t really been coming in, the money being spent on players is unbelievable. 35 for Carroll, 16 for Henderson, 10 for Borini, 20 for Downing, 15 for Allen it soon adds up.
So what’s my main gripe with this? Well, all the players above are mid-table quality at best. Carroll does not fit into the squad at all, and they use him completely wrongly.
I thought the whole thing was a King Kenny special and when he left that it would be different under Rodgers, but it seems to be the same.
For the players out this summer; Aquilani, Aurelio, Bellamy, Kuyt & Maxi, the’re all good squad players, and I can see Liverpool struggling without a few of them.
Now let’s go on to transfers into the club this season.
Allen, this is one of the things that makes me dislike Brendan Rodgers. As a Watford fan I know all about the bloke, we were the first team he managed outside of the Chelsea Youth setup. He did the same to us with Danny Graham that he did with Joe Allen.
The difference here is that Rodgers took it one step further and promised his former chairman at Swansea that he wouldn’t take any of his players for a year. Although Swansea got the better deal from this, its still immoral.
Borini, formerly at Swansea on loan in the Championship he had a prolific spell with the club, albeit only 9 games scoring 6 goals. Other than that spell the kids not really that prolific and for 8 Million pounds you at least expect a 10 goals a season player.
Some will say that he had a good spell in the Championship with Swansea but Carroll did well in the Championship, and look where he is now?
Finally, Assaidi, I can’t say I know a lot about the guy except he signed from Heerenveen. Could be a good signing, and for 2 Million, probably could be a shout at signing of the season for Liverpool.
If Liverpool do beating Arsenal to the signing of Sahin, then it will probably overshadow the whole transfer dealings so far, but with Real not wanting to sell the player on afterwards for cheap, its seems as if the player is just going to Liverpool for the shop window.
Arsenal’s bid was rejected for two reasons, the Champions League football and the offer that was made, Real want the financial side of the deal to be right, and for a team that won’t have the chance to be competing against them next season. At the moment they want Sahin to either recover the cost of his transfer or come good to join back up with the side.
So that’s my little piece on Liverpool’s transfer dealings, any Liverpool fans feel free to comment with your views.
Until next time guys.