FSG (Fenway Sports Group) have made a shock dismissal with the Red Sox, showcasing their high standards.
The group, who also own Liverpool, of course, fired president of Baseball operations and de facto General Manager, Dave Dombrowski.
It came as a complete shock to most, given that Dombrowski had overseen the World Series win 11 months ago. Despite that, a 10-5 loss to the New York Yankees on Sunday night was enough to end things.
Although it won’t have been solely down to that defeat as the Red Sox haven’t enjoyed a solid season. They sit in third in their division and won’t progress to the next phase, mainly as a result of a terrible home record.
But it shows just how high FSG’s standards are – and what that means for Liverpool.
This is the same group that sacked Kenny Dalglish despite a League Cup win and an FA Cup final in the same season. They make confident, brutal decisions.
And given the Red Sox’s recent triumph, it brings comparisons with Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool’s Champions League win.
There is no room for complacency – clearly – and glorious triumph doesn’t count for much if things sour even the very next season.
Now, no one is worried that Liverpool will fall away this season but the dismissal goes to show that FSG are quick to act if they’re worried. And Klopp and co. need to remember that.