Kenny Dalglish said yesterday that the Liverpool American owners, led by John W Henry, will not give him much money to spend on new players in the summer.
John Henry doesn’t look happy with Kenny, after FA Cup Final defeat
And only last month Liverpool sacked their Director of Football, Damien Comolli, after the club’s owners, Fenway Sports Group, reviewed the failure of the club in the transfer market, since they took over.
Lots of their players that were brought in over Dalglish’s latest tenure at the club, like Andy Carroll, Jordan Henderson, Stewart Downing and Charlie Adam, to name but four, have not looked good value for the money paid out.
The £116M Kenny has spent in the last 16 months or so, has done nothing for Liverpool, who are 8th top of the league with only 52 points – 13 points behind the Magpies.
It seems the way Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias have built up Newcastle, will now be copied by some other clubs in the Premier League.
John Henry is reported not be happy with the way the club seem to have wasted money, and after the FA Cup final it was noticeable that John W Henry looked straight ahead as Kenny Dalglish passed by, and there was no hand-shake between the two men, which is customary after the FA Cup Final.
That photo is shown above, and it was picked up by the media, and was shown in the Liverpool Echo after the Cup Final.
Maybe John would have shaken Kenny’s hand if they had won, but it seems Liverpool will be on the lookout for free agents and the like this summer.
And of course there’s still time for their players to make it at the club, and Andy Carroll has looked good in the month or so, and was great when brought on in the FA Cup Final adn Jordan henderson probabaly needs ot be used in his best position – centl midfiled and not on the wing.
We remember when Kenny brought in Gary Speed in 1998 to Newcastle, just before Kenny was sacked, and he played him on the wing, and he was awful until switched to the center, where he was one of Newcastle’s best players.
In the FA Cup final big Andy scored their goal and narrowly missed another, when the ball was close to going over the line from his header, and he probably should have had the start – in retrospect, as he can beat up on defenses and gave John Terry a rough time of it.
Things will now be a little more difficult for Newcastle in the upcoming transfer market, with other clubs also looking for bargain buys this summer.
But of course we still have some great football people at the Tyneside club – including Chief Scout Graham Carr, who has a knack of finding top young talent, which is virtually unknown.
It’s not a common skill that football people have, and while other clubs can go down the Newcastle road, it’s not that easy – if it was then every club would have a top team that cost very little money.