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Liverpool – Restoring The Reds

Story following the rebuilding of Liverpool Football Club back to its former glory days
Started on 11 December 2012 by TheFinMeansWin
Latest Reply on 14 December 2012 by TheFinMeansWin
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Liverpool Sack Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers has been sacked as manager of Liverpool just 1 month into his spell in charge of the football club.

"After a careful and deliberative review of the future, the club came to the decision that a change was appropriate, the team's US owners said in a statement.
"It was not a decision that was reached lightly or hastily. The search for a new manager will begin immediately."

Rodger's contract termination comes after he disappointed the clubs owners with his future plans.

In response to the announcement, Rodgers said in a statement: "It has been an honour and a privilege to have had the chance to be the manager of Liverpool Football Club.
"I want to put on record my heartfelt gratitude to Liverpool's fans, who have always given me and the club their unwavering support. Without them the club would have never achieved anything."

Rodgers, who had signed a three-year contract in May, never took charge of a competitive game for the club.

Sky's Chris Skudder said: "Liverpool is a global brand and its owners want it up high in the league because of the income it can generate.

The search has already begun for the new manager with Sky Bet making Pep Guardiola the favourite candidate alongside the likes of Kevin Keegan, Roberto Martinez and the outside candidate Graeme Souness.

However due to the nature and history surrounding Liverpool Football Club there will be plenty of other names in the running for the job.
Waiting for the update of the new manager ;)
Another Liverpool story :D Hope this one is going to be good.
Haha, I'm subscribed to your YouTube channel, keep up with the everton series!
Good luck with this story man! Glad to see you expanding your borders with a story here aswell. :)
2012-12-11 00:07#71855 TheFinMeansWin :

Liverpool Sack Rodgers

And not a moment too soon.
I hate liverpool, as still seething from the last Dalglish era. Here is your invitation to cheer me up with your story :)


Reds reveal Hansen as the man to take them forward

Sports Group (FSG) and Liverpool Football Club announced that Alan Hansen has been appointed as the club's new manager, after signing a contract.
Hansen, 57, is regarded for having a reputation for his critical and analytical approach to the game, particularly in regard to defending. After an extensive two-week process where many highly-qualified candidates were carefully considered, Liverpool's ownership group identified Hansen as the single outstanding candidate to implement their long-term vision.

At Liverpool, Hansen's primary focus will be the first team but he'll also work extensively in collaboration with the new football operations structure as the team adheres to the continental football Sporting Director model. Working alongside the new Director of Football Alan Hill, who joins from Nottingham Forrest.

Hansen joins the Reds after a hugely successful career as a player for the club where he became the first outfield player to win English league titles in three different decades. During his time at the club as a player Hansen made 434 appearances for the club scoring 8 goals. In Hansen's illustrious playing career for Liverpool, his winners medals include 8 league titles, 3 European Cups, 2 FA Cups and 4 League Cups.

New manager Alan Hansen says he can't wait to get started at Anfield:
"I'm blessed to be given this opportunity. I want to thank John Henry, Tom Werner and FSG for the opportunity to manage such a great club. I'm really excited and I can't wait to get started on this incredible project going forward. I promise to dedicate my life to fight for this club as I did as a player and defend the great principles of Liverpool Football Club on and off the field."

Liverpool's principal owner John Henry says they've got the man they want:
"Fenway Sports Group is committed to building for the long-term. Alan Hansen' appointment today as manager of Liverpool Football Club is one of the most important steps we will take in building the kind of club on and off the pitch supporters can be excited about.

"Alan's comprehensive football philosophy is perfectly aligned with those at the club and those soon to join the club. He was the first choice unanimously among them and he had no hesitation at all in embracing exactly what we want to try to build at Liverpool.

"We do not expect miracles overnight nor should anyone else. But we firmly believe that the direction the club is heading in will lead to Premier League championships. We will embrace the unconventional, build the right way and together set a bold, exciting course for this historic club."

Chairman Tom Werner says the fans can look forward to some exciting times ahead:
"The winning style of football Alan is associated with as a player is exactly what we want to see at Anfield.
"Aggressive, winning play; That Liverpool team he was apart of were a revelation as shown by the success they had.

"But it's not just what he has achieved as a player that has impressed us; he has dedicated his career to football, has studied the game critically all over Europe in his role as a football pundit and he is the perfect person to take this club forward."

Hansen does not boast any experience as a manager however there were strong rumours that Hansen would be approached to take over as manager of Liverpool after his former captain Graeme Souness was sacked by the club in 1994. However, he ruled himself out of the running, stating that despite his great affection for the club, he simply was not interested in coaching or management; a position he maintained ever since Roy Evans got the job. However his position changed when he “sensed it was his duty to take the club forward back to where it belongs.”

Managing director Ian Ayre says he is an impressive character:
"When you meet Alan you can't help but be inspired by his knowledge, passion and vision for the game.
"The experience he has as a player shows we are getting someone at the very top of their profession.
"He and our owners both have a clear plan of how to bring success on the pitch and he will have the full support of everyone at Liverpool Football Club while he strives to achieve that."
Loving the idea of becoming Alan Hansen. Good luck.


With the upcoming opening fixtures of the premier league this weekend Sky’s Jamie Redknapp reviews each premier league team’s preseason reviewing the transfers, results as well as season predictions.

I myself was surprised to see Alan take such a difficult role in his first venture into management. I myself was offered the job but thought it was too much to take with no experience. However I must say Alan has done a terrific job in the short time he has been at the club, he has brought many new additions to the back room staff including the likes of: Joe Jordan, Peter Grant and Clive Allen whom where all good players themselves but have huge coaching experience and will serve as great lieutenants alongside Hansen this forthcoming season.


There were a total of four players that joined the club during the pre-season window all of which were on permanent deals, as well as an astounding sixteen players leaving the club including Joe Cole.

Transfers in:

Ademilson - £5.25M

Hansen looked to strengthen the attacking options in the window and the 18 year old Brazilian international suited the bill. It is apparent from the games so far he has a bright future ahead of him but Hansen has admitted the youngster will not be a starter in the season to allow him to settle in England as well as develop to reach his full potential. I’d expect to see him move on loan at some point to aid his development.

Leon Goretzka - £3M

Again this transfer seems to fit the theme from this window that Hansen was looking towards the future and rebuilding the club for the long-term. The 17 year old German centre midfelder has already been likened to club captain Steven Gerrard and it will be interesting to see if some form of mentorship will be encouraged by Hansen to see if Leon can reach them lofty heights. I would also expect to see the player make a short term loan move at some point to develop further.

Jack Butland - £5M

I think everyone knows the future Jack has ahead of him with his impressive showing in the Olympics this summer as well has making his first full England cap all before the age of 19. Hansen see’s Jack as the long term replacement for Reina and believes that with the two of them working alongside each other for a few years will allow the transition to be a smooth one when the time comes. Jack as well as a few others will most likely be loaned out to give him the competitive games needed to make the first team.

Edison Cavani - £26M

At first you think this is a very big risk move for a lot of money, especially when you consider that much of the transfer fee is based on incentives due to the fact the club cannot afford a player for this price in cash and if Edinson flops it may lose Hansen’s job. However, the more you think about it the cleverer it is by Hansen firstly he has paired international colleagues Suarez and Cavani together who both are prolific for Uruguay but when you think that they are both individually arguably the best strikers in the world at the moment it leaves Liverpool with a strong forward line something they have liked since the season they finished 2nd with Torres in such superb form.

Transfers Out:

Many players left the club during the summer most of which were loans to develop the exciting prospects within the ranks at Liverpool including: Jack Robinson, John Flanagan, Andre Wisdom, Jonjo Shelvey, Conor Coady and Adam Morgan among others.

Three players that left the club permanently where: Brad Jones, Doni and Joe Cole. The first two are pretty self explanatory but the departure of Joe is another astute move by Hansen it allowed him firstly to free up a large chunk of the wage budget (£90,000 to be precise) but also engineered the signing of Cavani whom will be far more beneficial to the club long term than Joe.


Liverpool 2 - 0 Liverpool Reserves
Borini (45,47)

Liverpool 3 – 1 Servette FC
Jarmann (73)
Downing (83)
Suarez (90)

Servette FC 1 – 3 Liverpool
Gerrard (18)
Suarez (28)
Borini (33)


I personally believe despite my doubts at the start of his reign Hansen has got the club going in the right direction and I fully see them qualifying for the Europa League at least and maybe with an outside chance with Champions League qualification.

Predicted Finish: 5th

Who scored in the 33rd min in the second game? :P
2012-12-13 15:49#72133 The FM Rookie : Who scored in the 33rd min in the second game? :P
Ooops I don't know what happened there! thanks for pointing it out haha :P

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