As the dark clouds continue to descend over Anfield, Liverpool fans still hope for an end to their own seemingly never-ending nightmare. The turmoil at the club encapsulating the supporters for them to continuously endure. From the depths of despair, Liverpool long for a fairytale, a saviour to appear, a piercing ray of light out of the gloom of hopelessness.
Present a magic wand outside the Shankly gates and expect a human tide to instantly sweep down Anfield Road, supporters all clamouring for three precious wishes, the ability to right the wrongs of the last three years.
The three steps needed to save Liverpool are about as obvious as Wayne Rooney’s anger management problems.
Number One – New Owners – Until the two Americans make their exit from Anfield, the club simply cannot move forward. Having saddled the club with mountainous debt, the emergence of a fit and proper custodian for the club is desperately needed. An owner with the financial muscle to put us back on an even keel and enable us to compete with the best teams in Europe is also important in today’s game. The commencement of building work for the new stadium ties in with this step, allowing the clubs revenue streams to increase dramatically and secure the club’s ability to compete at the highest level for many years to come.
Number Two – New Manager – After the uncertainty of the last year, Liverpool need a new manager who is going to bring a sense of stability back to the club, a manager with the quality to convince the best players to stay and set about clearing the squad of players who are lacking in the required quality. If a new manager is not appointed soon, the club’s management may find time has run out in trying to convince star players to stay at the club once the World Cup comes to an end.
Number Three – Keep our best players – Following on from the above, it is simply crucial that Liverpool keep hold of players like Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres. Without them, the team appears distinctly average, a team that would even struggle to finish in a European place next season. Retaining such players also enables the club to attract more quality. Talk of a move to Chelsea for Fernando Torres is unthinkable for Reds fans, one of our best players of recent times, one of the best players in the world, signing for one of our biggest rivals. Any such sale makes no sense at all, regardless of how much money is on offer.
If Liverpool could somehow begin the new season with a wealthy new owner, the commencement of a new 60,000 capacity Anfield and having retained the services of Gerrard and Torres, the dark clouds will well and truly have been lifted. With hope in your heart….Let there be light.