Liverpool were the best club on the planet for a while, then they weren’t for a while, now they are returning to former glories. During the 1990s-2010s the Reds were knocked off their perch by Manchester United and a series of oil rich billionaires. The club’s resurgence has caught the attention of sides across Europe – AC Milan have confirmed that they have talked with Liverpool about how to get back on their own perch.
A sleeping giant
AC Milan are one of the biggest and most successful clubs on the planet. The Italian giants have won an Italian record seven Champions League trophies as well as 18 Serie A titles.
However, the club has been sliding down the table in recent years. Milan have won just two Serie A championships since the turn of the millennium.
The club are currently seventh in Serie A with no chance of qualifying for the Champions League – they haven’t appeared in the competition since 2013-14.
What’s the secret?
AC Milan executive Casper Stylsvig recently admitted that he has been talking to Liverpool about how to reestablish the club as an elite European power. He told the Associated Press:
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“We have been talking to Liverpool because they’ve been through the same path as we are going through now. We’re working very hard to get back to where we should be.
“[Liverpool] are winning, they have a fantastic manager, a fantastic team and now they are following suit from a commercial perspective.
“It has taken time, but their model seems to work.”
What RTK has to say
This admission speaks volumes. Who would have thought ten years ago that AC Milan would be contacting Liverpool asking how to turn their club around?
The Reds have come so far under the stewardship of FSG. The club are profitable again, incredibly so. Commercial success has gone hand in hand with successes on the pitch.
FSG have built the perfect modern football club. If it wasn’t for other sides being owned by bored billionaires then the Reds would be charging into a decade of completely unrivalled dominance.
It is only natural that AC Milan would want to know the secret to this success – just don’t give them Michael Edwards.