The transfer window slammed shut with Liverpool FC not replacing the departing Andy Carroll with another striker, though not because of lack of wanting. Rumours say that FSG refused to sanction an additional 1million pounds to secure Fulham’s Clint Dempsey. Rumours say. But in this technologically advanced age, social media really whipped up a frenzy such that principal owner John Henry was forced to write an open letter to the fans. While the sentiment is right, the letter comes across as being shallow especially when having a dig and the previous owners (rightly so) and justifying their transfer policy. What is important is that they have accepted they have made mistakes, accepted that there is room for improvement and accepted that the transfer window has not been perfect.
But the sentiment is right. They have vowed that Liverpool FC’s “existence will never be threatened due to debts” and they will “never place the club is the precarious position” they found it in. That for me is the biggest point. I don’t think most people realise how far we were from administration in 2010. They had never promised to be bringing world-beaters every season and it’s also not as if they didn’t invest in the squad.
In conclusion, yes they have made mistakes and they are still learning. But they have a vision, as does our manager. We have waited twenty years, and now can we not wait another couple of years and support the club in implementing a new style and creating a sustainable structure. Implementing all this is going to take time, it will not be easy but it will eventually reward. Let us not sacrifice our future for the present. Let us stop questioning every decision made by the club. Let us have some patience and fully support the club we love.