Why Liverpool is on the way up?
1. Liverpool got £50m for Fernando Torres, an almost 27 year old striker who managed only one season with more than 20 league goals. Yes, he is overrated.
2. It sold Torres to Chelsea, which probably won’t be able to break even and get into the Champions League if they don’t do a major clear out, hence will get weaker. Liverpool got one rival for Champions League place down!
3. Liverpool added two potentially world class strikers in Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez. Both are younger than Torres, and at least one of them, Carroll, is a classic alpha male. Every team needs an alpha male in order to sell shirts to 14-year-old girls.
4. Suarez is 24 and he already scored 139 career goals (Torres has 172 and he’s four years older than Suarez). He is a proven goal scorer, and he will help Liverpool to turn into one of the most popular clubs in Uruguay, a small but a great soccer nation.
5. Carroll is not a great goal scorer, but he’s a winner of duels, both aerial and on the pitch. In some games he won 100% of his duels. He is going to do a lot of dirty work for Suarez to get space and score his goals.
6. Liverpool can now sell Luis Carroll merchandise - An Alice in Wonderland scarf anyone?
7. Liverpool has no debt.
8. Â John Henry, majority owner of NESV, the company that owns both baseball’s Boston Red Sox and Liverpool, seems like an owner any fan is dreaming about.Â “Our goal in Liverpool is to create the kind of stability that the Red Sox enjoy,” he said in an Interview to The Guardian. “We are committed to building for the long term.”
9. The owners are going to speak to the supporters! The owners will engage Liverpool FC Supporters’ Committee (LFCSC), that will consist of 17 democratically appointed fans to be elected by a seven-person panel, and will meet four times a season with senior club staff. Who are better than the supports to shape the club’s future?
10. Liverpool is in the safe hands of Kenny Dalglish, who wants to reinstall the great concept of the “The Boot Room“.
11. Anfield is going to stay put. Probably. Henry has hinted they may opt to redevelop Anfield rather than build a new stadium in Stanley Park.