Liverpool have had a disastrous season so far. Whilst the Reds’ league positioning isn’t a complete failure at the moment the club have had to deal with some awful luck with injuries. These absences have begun to take their toll on a visibly lethargic side. In this writer’s opinion, FSG could consider selling Liverpool as the injury crisis exposes fundamental flaws for the owners.
Liverpool injury crisis
This season has seen the worst injury crisis in the club’s modern history.
The Reds have seen their starting centre back partnership sidelined for the season.
In turn the last standing centre back has been in and out of the side and a starting midfielder, sometimes two, has had to fill in.
The defence isn’t the only impacted area of the squad, we’ve also seen injuries to Alisson Becker and Diogo Jota rock the squad.
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No January buys
This week’s Liverpool news was dominated by Jürgen Klopp insisting that transfer business isn’t up to him.
His words seemed to suggest a fracture of opinion in the Liverpool hierarchy.
The boss evidently wants a January signing whilst it appears that the powers that be have decided there’s no money in the pot.
FSG could sell Liverpool
It is not outlandish to think that FSG could sell Liverpool in the near future.
This season has exposed a fundamental flaw with their model.
The owners have done wonders for the club but they aren’t football (or soccer) men by nature.
FSG have operated the club shrewdly, selling to buy, recruiting wisely and revamping the club’s revenue streams.
However, this season they’ve learned that the best laid plans in football can’t account for injuries.
Should the worst happen and the Reds fail to qualify for the Champions League then the owners would lose a lot more money than they would have had they spent in January.
This campaign could come as a harsh lesson to FSG. Given how much they’ve increased the club’s value over the years, now could be as good a time as any to cash in; staying on and continuing to refuse investment could damage their legacy.