Rodgers: Liverpool to invest in history, not players
Following a string of poor performances in the FA Premier League, Liverpool manager, Brendan Rodgers, has declared that Liverpool will not invest in new players this season. The manger conceded his transfer strategy had failed and that Liverpool would now seek to instead invest in the club’s history.
“The fact is that we have invested over £200 million in new players and we are no better than Stoke. I believe we need to teach the players more about the club’s past if we are to improve the future.
“It would also help if the opposition showed us a little more respect. I mean, do the likes of Aguero and Hazard know about John Toshack’s towering performance against Borussia Mönchengladbach in the 1979 European Cup Final?” he said.
Rodgers also said he didn’t think Manchester United’s new signing Anthony Martial would have scored on his debut against Liverpool if he had been aware that Roger Hunt scored five hat-tricks in the 1961-62 season or that Liverpool beat Strømsgodset 11-0 in the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in1974.
“If we don’t constantly remind everyone of the club’s illustrious past, we risk sinking into irrelevancy.”
Under Rodgers new plan, the club will unveil a new Shankly museum in London, and erect a 50 ft statue of Ian Rush outside the club’s stadium, Anfield, within the next year.