Hey guys, sorry for not posting recently. To be honest, Liverpool haven't given me much to discuss as of late.
Today I wanted to talk about my personal take on Liverpool's transfer strategy this summer. As the end of last season dragged on painfully, many Liverpool supporters looked ahead to the transfer window with the expectation that although a "club savior" probably would not be bought, but at least some key holes would be filled with new signings. Unfortunately, not even that has been the case. What have we done thus far? Fabio Borini. Not a winger, not a defensive midfielder, not even a left back to give Jose Enrique an occasional rest. They got a 21-year work in progress.
In a season after at least mild league success, buying a player like Borini would be considered a bright move. In my opinion, he will probably grow into a solid goalscorer at some point in his career, but his time hasn't come yet. After finishing behind Everton, it is clear that Liverpool need players who can come in and help right now. With this current squad, our descent into EPL mediocrity may yet become even more drastic, especially with the way some of the other big clubs have been stockpiling talent. Chelsea have gone the route of Extreme Home Makeover: Footballing Edition, and bitter rivals Manchester United have bought Shinji Kagawa. Even Newcastle are being linked to some strong talent.
What really kills me is that it truly seems like Liverpool is a ship without a captain, without even a map of where to go. What was management's objective at the beginning of the window? The first thing that pops into my mind is that we would be looking to find players that fit into Brendan Rodgers' style of play. If that was the case, then why was Aquilani sold? Where are the pacey wings that wrecked defenses at Swansea? I see Stewart Downing. Can someone let me in on the master plan? Yikes.
As the transfer window winds down, the Premier League season inches closer and closer like a wall defending a free-kick from just outside the box. The reserve team will begin its season play soon, and I'll be bringing match reports to you guys on that as often as possible. A big question surrounding the team is whether Raheem Sterling will be loaned, put in the first-team (unlikely), or stashed once again on the reserves. Reserve players around England will be praying that Sterling is chosen in one of the first two options, because at the reserve level his pace is simply undefendable.
That's all I have for this rant, please comment on your opinion.
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