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Liverpool F.C. - Back on the Perch

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Started on 1 June 2013 by Glenn T
Latest Reply on 2 June 2013 by Glenn T
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Look forward to more!
SuperFrankieLampard: That comment, sir, is awesome.

Toon: :P

Rab: And more you shall get!

I just want to thank everyone for the brilliant support so far.
I'm so hoping that Jamie Carragher is the man who shall replace King Kenny! Looking forward to the next update!

The New Boys

After more than a month of searching for a manager, it seems Liverpool owners John Henry and Tom Werner have grown impatient.

Alone, the two Americans have finalized various transfer deals for the club ahead of their impending manager. This basically means the new boss will be unable to buy his own players in his first summer at Anfield, and the owners' move has invited harsh criticism from many Liverpool fans.

However, there is no denying that both Henry and Werner have eyes for transfer business. Deadwood like Charlie Adam has been moved on to Stoke City, while aging players like Dirk Kuyt and Maxi Rodriguez are also moved on, although the latter two was much to the displeasure of Liverpool fans, with Kuyt and Rodriguez having gone to become fan favorites with the Kop.

Among the new signings, four stand out of the most, and they are...

Fabio Borini

For a fee of 10 million, Italian forward Fabio Borini has signed for Liverpool. Rather familiar to the English game having once played for Chelsea and Swansea, the 21-year-old is expected to play a big part in Liverpool's future. However for now, he is expected to sit back and play a backup role to Luis Suarez, or will he? It is still unclear how the club plan to use the one-capped Italy international.

Joe Allen

Welsh midfielder Joe Allen signs on for Liverpool after a very impressive debut season in the Premier League with Swansea City. The 22-year-old is widely regarded as a pass master and it will be interesting to see how he can fit into the new manager's formation and playing style, whoever the new manager is.

Philippe Coutinho

Signed from Internazionale for a fee of 9 million, Philippe Coutinho will be given the number 10 shirt following the departure of Joe Cole. The Brazilian impressed during his loan spell while at Espanyol, and Liverpool have moved in to snap up the 20-year-old immediately following his return to Inter. Although he has not proven himself much at first-team level, it is expected that he will succeed at Anfield.

Daniel Sturridge

Daniel Sturridge signs for 12 million from Liverpool's Premier League rivals Chelsea, a move that could come back to haunt the Blues in the future. Sturridge has shown his quality and worth last season, making 30 league appearances and scoring 11 goals for Chelsea. Unfortunately, the England international has failed to convince new boss Rafa Benitez that he deserves a place in the first team at Stamford Bridge, and has been shipped off to Liverpool.
I like the way you're doing this as if it was this time last year, keep it up!
2013-06-02 03:58#107684 Rablador : I like the way you're doing this as if it was this time last year, keep it up!

Thanks Rab, I feel it would be more realistic that way :D
Wow. Great start to the story from a great story writer. as if this site didn't already have enough awesomeness and awesome stories, Glenn puts up a second. Good luck with this and I love the way you have started pre last season. Will be following.
Brilliant start Glenn! Could it be that you have TWO stories up for SotM? :O
{Places bet on Brendan Rodgers becoming manager as well as this being up for the next SOTM}.
Krupesh: Don't think that would happen but that would be cool :P

Edu: Brendan Rodgers as manager? Sounds interesting ;)
2013-06-02 02:56#107767 k1rups : Brilliant start Glenn! Could it be that you have TWO stories up for SotM? :O

TWO Stories in the running for SotM? If that is allowed, then *Starts second story*

TWO Stories in the running for SotM? If that is allowed, then *Starts second third story*

2013-06-02 06:36#107793 SuperFrankieLampard :

TWO Stories in the running for SotM? If that is allowed, then *Starts second third story*


My Glenn Hoddle one has been dead for ages, but it was good, so read it anyway :P

Brendan Rodgers

The news have come as a blow to both Liverpool fans and the board - Brendan Rodgers is not interested in becoming the manager of Liverpool.

The Northern Irishman resigned from his position at Swansea just a few days ago, prompting intense speculation that he had done so to take over the vacant managerial position at Anfield. However, Rodgers has now spoken out to the press and revealed that it was not the case.

"I am not interested in taking charge at Liverpool. It's a great opportunity for me, a fantastic challenge, but I feel that I want to take a break from football for the moment. Swansea and Huw Jenkins have been very good to me and if I am going to manage anywhere in the future, it will be at Swansea again."

If rumors are to be believed, the Liverpool board's signings of players like Fabio Borini and Joe Allen was to support Rodgers' playing style of passing football, and with the former Reading manager now publicly deserting the Reds. This could prove to be a very troublesome problem for the new manager, whoever he is, if his particular style of football fails to compliment either of the summer arrivals.

Rodgers enjoyed a successful time at Swansea, with the Swans finishing in 11th place in their debut season in the Premier League.

Rodgers' snub is only set to put Liverpool's manager-hunting a few more weeks back, and with the new season closing in, both John Henry and Tom Werner will need to act quickly.

With Wigan manager Roberto Martinez also ruling himself out of the job, it looks like the American pair will have quite a search ahead of them.
Liverpool Football Club, you, were REJECTED! :))

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