FSG Ready to Splash the Cash

Fat cigars and fat wallets.

With a flood of reports doing the rounds that Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is preparing to sign a new four year contract following the Reds final match of the season, rumours continue to persist that the Northern Irishman will be handed a £60mil transfer budget this summer as he looks to build a side able to challenge both in the Premier League and in Europe.

As the finer points of his new contract are worked out — with the manager reportedly looking for more control over transfer dealings a major point — the Anfield outfits American owners look set to back their man with a substantial amount of cash. With Champions League football already secured for next season, Rodgers has hinted at an influx of world class players in the next couple of months as he tries to address a number of short comings in the squad. The collapse against Crystal Palace on Monday is a perfect example of that with the Reds squandering a three goal lead to slink away from Selhurst Park with just one point.

Although it’s still a bit too early to talk specific targets, after the debacle against the Eagles, it’s more apparent than ever that Liverpool need to sort out their defensive frailties if they’re going to have a chance of competing on four fronts next season. While a number of fringe players can be deployed in the early rounds of the domestic cups, the Northern Irishman will be looking to field the crème de la crème in both the Premier League and for those big Champions League nights.

A lack of European football has been both a blessing and a hindrance for the Reds this season. While the decrease workload has given them a leg up in the league, the diminished status of not playing on the continent stifled their efforts in the transfer market with a number of marquee signings turning up their noses at the Merseyside outfit. If rumours of a substantial war chest being handed to Rodgers turn out to be true, then we could be in for an entirely different summer altogether — and a radically enhanced squad next season.

12 thoughts on “FSG Ready to Splash the Cash

  • May 7, 2014 at 4:18 am

    The only problem is that it looks like FFP rules are in full force now. Maybe it won’t amount to much but the club is already running at a loss with significant debts. We’ll have to fully take advantage of CL revenue to keep up.

  • May 7, 2014 at 4:28 am

    That’s true, however, I think the books are a little tidier than that accounting window revealed. There’s also been more sponsorship deals not to mention added Champions League money. I’m sure with our great performance this season, more deals will be on the way. It sounded like the club had the money to spend on players in the last window, but the lack of Champions League football and the harsh state of winter windows in general were the reason they couldn’t complete deals. I think we’ll have a few £10-15m signings and maybe a £20-25m marquee, probably Lallana.

  • May 7, 2014 at 4:56 am

    We’re pushing really close to financial sustainability even with the losses we’ve posted the last two years. With the stadium expansion set to happen in the near future, we’ll be able to write a lot of those costs off against player acquisitions — a major plus.

    We’re not going to spend Manchester City or Chelsea style money — obviously — but I’m sure the influx will be significant.

  • May 7, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Actually FFP is good for us… A lot of our over spend was on Long term goals that are not included in FFP, when you add all of our deductions according to FFP we still had 50m to spend… And that was without CL football.

    FFP is what is good for Liverpool because us and United have the most fans and that means that we will have the most money to spend on players in 10 years time.

  • May 7, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Is 60m enough? We need a RB an LB, 2 Box to Box CM’s And 2 to add to the front 3…So that is 6 knew players… So we only have 10m per player?

  • May 7, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Is Lallana really good value? When we can get Tello who is younger for 8m?

    And would Lallana really walk into our first 11 or would he just be rotated with Philly?

    According to whoscored Lallana has a rating of 7.23 and Philly has a rating of 7.43

  • May 7, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    Based on ins and outs and the increased appeal of joining us for Champions League football, the budget should be enough. We’ll see…

  • May 7, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    FFP is great for everyone except the super rich. I think the only club it won’t ever affect is Real Madrid — you know, since they practically have their own currency.

  • May 7, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Lallana knows the league which is a plus, but his price is inflated because he’s British. He’s he flavour of the month anyways…we’ll see if we’re actually in for him this summer.

  • May 7, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    I do hope so… But who is out? Young talented players who are not yet ready for the first team but could have a great future?
    And yeah I am still not happy about Jonjo leaving.

  • May 7, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Yeah I know but I have to say that I really hate Real, due to their history… It is just not fair they should be forced to hand back all of their titles both domestic and in Europe…

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