Liverpool’s success over the 0past four years can be attributed to one man who cleverly utilized their funds and bought top players for Jurgen Klopp to work with.
Under Michael Edwards watch, Liverpool were able to sign Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Van Dijk, Alisson Beckcer, Andrew Robertson, Fabinho, Naby Keita and the departed Gini Wijnaldum and Xherdan Shaqiri.
These players ensured Liverpool won the Champions League, the Premier League, the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup.
But shamefully, that success wasn’t built upon thanks to the greedy nature of the club’s owners- John Henry- and Tom Werner- who currently view Liverpool football club as a ‘cow cash to milk dry’.
Henry don’t really care if Liverpool win a trophy or not, all he cares about is a top 4 finish which ensures millions are racked in and the club’s brand remains attractive to investors.
This is why Liverpool were quick to furlough staffs and join the European Super League once an opportunity presented itself but very, very slow in transfer dealings.
His puppet ‘Jurgen Klopp’ has become an expert in blaming everything on the financial impact of Covid-19 but yet, clubs like Aston Villa, Arsenal and West Ham have spent over $80m in transfer dealings just to improve their squad. Surprisingly, non of those clubs have played in the Champions League for over 5 years or currently earn as much as Liverpool does. So what the disparity in transfers?
Bigger clubs like Manchester United revamped their squad by bringing in the likes of Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo while Chelsea signed Romelu Lukaku for $98m.
Liverpool meanwhile have remained stagnate despite losing two world class midfielders to PSG and Lyon. The club also need to sign a left winger to provide competition for the misfiring Sadio Mane but still refuse to do so.
Despite having all this problems, the club manager Jurgen Klopp shamefully thinks his team can realistically beat Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United to the Premier League title and also win the Champions League ahead of PSG, Chelsea, Manchester City and Real Madrid.
The lack of foresight and ambition from Klopp and John Henry is scary and that remains one of the biggest reason why Michael Edwards have decided to step down as the club’s sporting director.
Edwards knows Liverpool is sinking and don’t want to be there when the boat finally capsizes.