The investment was in FSG itself, rather than Liverpool, meaning some of that money will be distributed elsewhere in John W Henry’s portfolio, but the crucial line of the deal being struck s’ already turns out to be true.
“All you heard from the club at the time was that it would mean ‘business as usual,’” Paul Gorst said on Blood Red’s latest Agenda podcast.
“Two months after signing this agreement, it looks like it’s happening and we’re coming back to something that looks like [economic] normality.
“Contracts are the order of the day, Liverpool are making great strides with the development of Anfield Road and they are striving to have the 54,000 inside Anfield for the opener of the new season in August, subject to government restrictions.
“Maybe in mid-August there will be a few new contracts sorted, one of two new players on the squad roster and 54,000 at Anfield.
“It would see them look to a bright future for Liverpool, football and society in general. “
‘Business as usual’ was the key phrase that was used by those inside Liverpool as the deal unfolded.
By that, they meant moving forward to pre-pandemic levels.
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Liverpool will not be spending boldly and a summer craze similar to that of some of their rivals is certainly not imminent.
But dealing with contracts for key stars, investing more in infrastructure – taking FSG spending to over £ 200million – and making moves in the transfer market, having already added Ibrahima Konate to their squad. , is the plan.
The promise was business as usual, and for Liverpool that means reasonable and calculated investments – certainly more measured than the European Super League fiasco.
On the pitch too, from next season Liverpool are hoping for a return to normal service as last season saw the team decimated by injuries in crucial areas and a first season without silver since Jurgen Klopp’s second full season. at the bar.