The summer window opened in May. It’s almost the end of July. Eight weeks gone. I’ve read almost every English newspaper available on the website about football. I’ve read the gossip columns. I’ve scanned the rumour websites. I’ve twitter’s application on my phone which I scan many times a day. I’ve read hundreds of blogs. Not even a semblance found. Not an iota. Not a word on any big player wanting to leave Liverpool FC? That’s not how it was! Where is the club I knew? What did I miss. Wasn’t it like that till the last window? Or is it that we don’t have ’em big players no more?
Weren’t we supposed to the media favourites for speculations about most of our big players wanting to leave? And they were true more often than not. Even Stevie G ‘wanted’ to leave once. Xabi, Mascherano, Reina, Torres were all linked away from us. Some of them left.
And since when did we start spending £45 on reinforcements?? We hardly ever spent much on replacements, leave alone reinforcements. How can I not think – ‘Stevie injured? There goes our season’ anymore. For us, who still miss Xabi (more as a person for his love for the club, I must say), why don’t we miss Torres anymore? And by miss, how come we’re playing better without him than with him? How are we hoping to do better without than we did with Torres. Wasn’t he supposed to be integral? Why aren’t we signing half-fit and hardly deserving free transfers on exorbitant wages? C’mon, at least one for old times’ sakes?
Ok fine, may be we’ve bought some. And since some are new, the talk about them leaving cannot make too much sense (even Daily Mail understands this much). But not even Pepe? Hell, he’s been linked with moves away since so long. What’s changed that? If there are no reports, it might be understandable, but not even rumours?
How come I’m only worried about whether Milan’s Anderlecht move will happen or not? Or how soon would Poulsen, Cole and N’gog be sold. How come the players are suddenly so happy wanting to ‘fight for places’? And why am I even worried about that? Since when did the owner’s profits become my concern instead of his debts and interest payments? Since when did our owner start interacting with fans like friends? Since when did I start caring so much about the owners?
This new club hardly bears any resemblance with the one from the last two seasons or more. How I wish I never had to bear 2010.