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Liverpool Balls: Brendan Rodgers And The Laughable Anfield Transfer Policy

by | 4th, November 2014

LIVERPOOL Balls:  Can Brendan Rodgers be absolved of blame for signings that haven’t been top-notch?

Dave Kidd writes in the Mirror that Liverpool’s trasnfer policy could have been organised by ‘The Muppets Show’. We loved that TV show, but Kidd means it not to be praise.

So Liverpool are rightly proud of their history and yet owner John W Henry and his Fenway Sports Group are less keen to remember what made the club great – strong managers. Brendan Rodgers does not enjoy the same power as his great bootroom forebears, Shankly, Paisley and Fagan, even though his achievement in challenging for last season’s title ought to have earned him the right to autonomy.

Maybe Rodgers should threaten to resign unless he gets that autonomy?

Liverpool’s chief executive, Peter Robinson, and the Anfield board of directors had grown so used to Bill Shankly threatening to resign as to become blasé about it. A 1967 resignation letter sat in Robinson’s filing cabinet, unretracted.

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…when it comes to transfer ‘science’, Liverpool are at the Beaker from the Muppet Show end of the lab. Of the 20 senior players recruited by this committee, only two have been true successes Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho…

Despite this, Rodgers fashioned a team who were within a Steven Gerrard slip of winning the title. His man-management is outstanding, his playing style thrilling and while defensive frailties have been glaring, he merits the chance to stand or fall by his own recruitments.

Well, he did have Luis Suarez. And new recruit Adam Lallana was in the PFA’s team of the

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