Former Liverpool captain Graham Souness has fired Liverpool a stark warning about a potential chain of events that could deal the club a considerable blow to their future.
Following the furore of the Super League announcement, Manchester United’s Ed Woodward tendered his resignation at Old Trafford.
Souness has insisted this is a trend that could well continue at Anfield, revealing that the departure of the Red Devils’ Vice Executive Chairman is “just the beginning”.
John Henry and FSG have earned their fair share of criticism since purchasing Liverpool from George Gillett and Tom Hicks in 2010, and rightly so. Recent discussions regarding the European Super League garnered considerable backlash leading to Henry releasing a personal apology.
Meanwhile, an announcement on ticket prices led to a mass Anfield walkout in 2016 – a decision that the club subsequently backtracked on.
Their departure though could potentially be catastrophic for the club going forwards.
One criticism that cannot simply be levelled at the current Liverpool owners is that they haven’t invested.
Since taking control of the club, the Reds have spent a total of £961.5m on just the playing staff at the club – a huge investment.
And whilst all of those signings haven’t quite worked out, the backing that managers Kenny Dalglish, Brendan Rodgers and more specifically Jurgen Klopp have received is undoubted.
That steady upgrade of the playing squad has no doubt assisted the club in their pursuit of success having in recent years lifted the UEFA Champions League, Premier League and FIFA Club World Cup.
Meanwhile, Henry and FSG have also invested in the infrastructure of the club, completing a £100m redevelopment of the Anfield Main Stand, whilst planning has already been submitted for an expansion to the Anfield Road Stand of the stadium – vision that might well not be shared by new ownership.
So, whilst there could be some appeals for FSG and Henry to leave the club following a tumultuous few days, their departure could certainly hit the Reds hard and fans may want to be careful what they wish for.