Have you ever stopped for a moment to attempt a look into the future of LFC? I effortlessly went on to imagine what things could be like in say, five years time from today, especially when we all consider and agree this to be the beginning of a new era for the Club.
Five years from now Kenny Dalglish would probably have brought the Club to winning ways if not to former glory days. We should assume this statement to mean that the Reds will be competitive to challenge for all titles and does not necessarily mean that we will be on such a roll that will permit us to be winning successive titles. I am by nature a realistic person and have a rather objective edge, therefore I feel that the dominant days LFC had in the 70’s and especially the 80’s will probably never come back. Across the board, football has changed much in the past 30 years and an era of dominance is not only determined by the amount of money you can spend (though it helps), but by a combination of factors.
So we were saying Kenny would probably be sitting in the director’s box admiring a team for whom he had a pivotal role in founding. Steve Clarke, now promoted to Manager, would have Jamie Carragher as his number two. This scenario would be quite stunning actually, as it would replicate the same legacy that the Shankley, Paisley, and Fagan heritage produced with such fascinating results. This would mean that Liverpool Football Club could have its managerial birth assured for the coming five to ten years, with the reigns in the hands of managers coming from the Liverpool mould.
The Reds will be either playing at a revamped Anfield, or else in a superb new stadium. Whatever FSG will decide to do in due course, there is very little doubt that this issue will remain unaddressed. FSG know that gate sales are a primary source of revenue and they also know the Club and the fans deserve a state-of-the-art venue.
Now for the million dollar question! Who will be Liverpool captain in five years time? It’s highly unlikely that Carra will extend his playing carrier to that extent, but are we sure that Steven Gerrard will still be marauding the Anfield turf in five years from today? Hmmm! Let’s take them both out of the equation. Liverpool Football Club will need another leader, and I will stick my neck out here in suggesting this candidate to be Martin Kelly! Kelly will probably follow Carra’s footsteps and eventually be moved from right back to a centre back position, and that commanding role is perfect for the responsibility of being team captain.
So I have put forth two predicaments essentially. What policy will the Club adopt with regards to the managerial role in the future, and who, as the picture above seems to suggest, do Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher see as their successor to lead the Reds in the future?