Liverpool Message Board
I've been a Liverpool fan for over 30 years and it pains me to see the sorry state of the club at the moment. However, I feel that the best thing that could happen to us this season to ensure a stable and successful future is for us to finish outside a European place in the EPL and trophy less. Meaning we would be unlikely to be able to finance the interest payments on the debt and thus forcing those 2 deceitful Yanks to sell the club at a bargain basement price to DIC. DIC then wipe-out the debt, bring in a new manager with a bottomless pit of money to bring in quality players fit to wear the Liverpool shirt and we seriously challenge for the EPL next season with no distraction of European competition. We need a new manager who understands the traditions of the club and who understands what it takes to win the EPL - namely put your best available 11 players out on the pitch every game!!!
I have gazed into my crystal ball and seen the future:
1) We can't sign the quality we need in the next 18 months because of the interest payments on £350 million.
2) in 18 months, the Yanks need another £350 million to complete the stadium, 10% of which is built. They struggle to raise the funds, so work has to stop. Even if they did raise the money, the interest payments go to £60 million a year.
Even Leeds are in a better financial position by 2011!
To everyone but your inward looking and optimistic yourselves, the future of Liverpool FC appears to be what it has been for nearly two decades: a cup team.
You don't have the squad, the management or the resources to challenge to be Premiership winners and be seen as the best team in the country. There are currently three clubs who can challenge for that, the only three clubs who could challenge for that in the last five years. Two of those clubs have been consistently challenging for it for fifteen years.
Face it, you're a top six club. You may win cups every now and again. You might even win the Champions League if you have an amazing run. But there's currently no reason to suppose you'll win the Premiership in the next few years, any more than there is to suppose that Man City, or Everton, or Newcastle or maybe even QPR will.
Harsh? Or fair?