After enjoying a first taste of Silverware last weekend, it appears that Liverpool’s owner John Henry is ready to splash the cash in a bid to regain Liverpool’s status as a super power of European football.
Director of football Damien Comolli will be the man tasked by Henry with recruiting the necessary talent to allow the club to return to former glories, with the Daily Mirror suggesting that Javi Martinez, Eden Hazard and Seydou Keita could all be Anfield regulars come next season.
The Daily Mirror quote Henry after the Wembley win as suggesting,
“this is just a great first step in what we are trying to accomplish, in moving in the direction that we hope we would move.”
“It’s about silverware, right, so it will help us build on every level and it’s what our players and our fans expect. We are still learning but that is what we want now – to build on every level.”
The signings already made under Dalglish such as Henderson and Carrol point to a side that is building for the future, further demonstrated by the Liverpool Managers repeated insistence, in the depths of Carroll’s goal drought, that the striker had been bought to be a feature of the side in the long-term and was not expected to make an instant impact.
One potential pitfall of Liverpool’s focus on the future is that the club may lose on some of the players they desire when faced with competition from clubs more able to offer instant success.
For example The Daily Mail link Javi Martinez with both Manchester City and Barcelona, two clubs already able to offer the Spanish play maker regular Champions league football and the prospect of mounting a serious challenge for a league title. While Eden Hazard has been repeatedly linked with Tottenham, a side currently much closer to competing for the Premiership than Liverpool
However, after the club’s struggles under their previous America owners the willngness of John Henry to both sign players and consider Liverpool log-term future will undoubtly be a source of hope for Liverpool’s loyal fan base.
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