The supposedly ‘leaked’ emails relating to Fenway Sports Group’s takeover of Liverpool have been greeted with both anger and disappointment from a lot of fans.
The topic has divided opinion, as has the Liverpool Echo’s James Pearce and his in-depth explanation of the current situation at the club.
It seems many have overlooked the fact that a business such as FSG were always going to sign the club for business purposes. The discontent amongst supporters is seemingly fuelled by the belief that it is the owners that have stopped Jurgen Klopp from strengthening his squad.
In an excellent article for the Echo, Pearce reported: “Some have interpreted Liverpool’s inactivity in the January window as proof that FSG simply didn’t back Klopp, but both publicly and privately the manager is adamant that wasn’t the case. With those players he wanted not for sale, Klopp opted to sit tight and wait for the summer.”
“Should the Reds have bought? Undoubtedly. The squad isn’t as strong as either Klopp, Michael Edwards or Gordon thought it was. But if there’s blame to be attached then it should be collective.”
“Mistakes have been made but a sense of perspective is important. Liverpool are just a point adrift of the Champions League spot which was Klopp’s No 1 target back in August.”
“Sixteen months ago FSG and Klopp embarked on a long-term project together and that bond remains strong.”
“The owners believe in the manager’s ability to deliver the glory which has proved elusive during their reign to date. And Klopp’s faith that they will give him the tools he needs to make that happen remains unwavering.”
Not only was it made clear upon Klopp’s arrival at the club that all transfer would come down to him, but the manager himself reiterated several times how he would only recruit if the right players were available to him.
He has his philosophy and as great as it would have been to see him bring in a new face, it is up to us as fans to respect his approach.
We expect few would have kicked up such a fuss had Liverpool not experienced a drastic dip in form following the turn of the year.
The money will be there for Klopp to spend. It’s time everyone got over the fact the Reds didn’t buy anyone in January.