Liverpool Investing – Liverpool IL http://liverpool-il.com/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 15:10:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://liverpool-il.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/default1-150x150.png Liverpool Investing – Liverpool IL http://liverpool-il.com/ 32 32 Barcelona boosted by €267m investment after selling 10% TV rights https://liverpool-il.com/barcelona-boosted-by-e267m-investment-after-selling-10-tv-rights/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 15:06:37 +0000 https://liverpool-il.com/barcelona-boosted-by-e267m-investment-after-selling-10-tv-rights/ Pedri has been hailed as ‘the Iniesta, the Xavi’ of the Spain squad that will go after World Cup glory in Qatar. The praise came from former Liverpool and Newcastle United left-back Jose Enrique, a player who was ousted from the Spain squad by the country’s latest golden generation. Jose Enrique’s best playing years coincided […]]]>

Pedri has been hailed as ‘the Iniesta, the Xavi’ of the Spain squad that will go after World Cup glory in Qatar.

The praise came from former Liverpool and Newcastle United left-back Jose Enrique, a player who was ousted from the Spain squad by the country’s latest golden generation.

Jose Enrique’s best playing years coincided with Spain’s most dominant period in international football, and while he doesn’t consider Luis Enrique’s side quite on the same level, the likes of the youngster Barcelona’s Pedri make him optimistic for the World Cup.

Spain won Euro 2008, the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and Euro 2012 in a sensational period of dominance. They haven’t won a major tournament since, but a burgeoning group of young talent is emerging again, with 19-year-old midfielder Pedri among the most exciting talents in world football.

“For me, the player who has the most projection in terms of image in this team is Pedri, he won’t be left out of the team,” said Jose Enrique.

“You also have Ferran Torres who is doing well for Barcelona and Pau [Torres], the central defender of Villarreal; I think he will also be essential for the team.”

Speaking to Stats Perform, Jose Enrique said Spain’s final squad for the final will be “difficult to predict” as head coach Luis Enrique often screens players entering and leaving his squad.

“But to pick one that will make a 100 per cent difference, and it’s done that in the past, it’s Pedri,” said Jose Enrique.

“For me he is the star of the national team, the Iniesta, the Xavi. Back then it was different because there were a lot of them and that’s why Spain won everything. But if you mention Spain now, the first player that comes for me is Pedri.”

Pedri endured an injury-troubled 2021-22 season with Barcelona, ​​scoring five goals and providing one assist in 22 games in all competitions. Only five Barcelona players have created more chances than the 31 he has carved out.

In the previous season, he played a team-record 52 games, winning Tuttosport’s Golden Boy award as the best young talent in Europe. He is expected to continue to develop in his responsible role in coach Xavi’s Barcelona squad in the new season.

Barcelona greats Xavi and Iniesta were at the heart of the indomitable Spanish midfield for their three successive major tournament triumphs.

Jose Enrique was playing in the Premier League at the time but didn’t go any further than the Spain U21 side, such was the strength of the whole national team.

He says the current group of players and pool that have brought Spain to glory over a dazzling four-year period cannot be compared, but stressed that does not mean the new breed cannot to succeed.

A run to the semi-finals of Euro 2020 was a step in the right direction for Spain, after a series of disappointing performances on the big stage, fueling Jose Enrique’s belief that they will be a threat when Qatar host in November and December.

Spain have to navigate a tough group that will see them take on Germany, Japan and Costa Rica.

“Spain will always be one of the favorites because I believe Spain always are,” said Jose Enrique. “But winning a World Cup is not easy and Spain did it: Euro-World Cup-Euro when they had a brutal selection of players, and now it’s completely different.

“He has a magnificent coach and a squad that changes according to the performance of the players and I love that about Luis Enrique, but it’s true that you can’t compare.

“We now have a young squad with few veterans, and they could win the World Cup because anything can happen in football. England had a very young squad and qualified for the World Cup. [2018 World Cup] semi-finals.

“Young people have more support than before and Spain can be a surprise because Luis Enrique knows how to play very well. He has young players but full of desire and hunger. The most important thing for me is to start well. S if they do, they are capable of winning against any team, and why not Germany.”

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Solana’s Macalinao Brothers Double Investment in Crypto Venture Fund https://liverpool-il.com/solanas-macalinao-brothers-double-investment-in-crypto-venture-fund/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 22:03:57 +0000 https://liverpool-il.com/solanas-macalinao-brothers-double-investment-in-crypto-venture-fund/ Don’t miss CoinDesk’s Consensus 2022, the must-attend crypto and blockchain festival experience of the year in Austin, TX, June 9-12. Solana’s most prominent brother-developer duo is launching their own venture capital fund. Dylan and Ian Macalinao, who are best known for creating the Saber stablecoin exchange protocol, are renaming their developer collective, Ship Capital. Protagonist, […]]]>

Don’t miss CoinDesk’s Consensus 2022, the must-attend crypto and blockchain festival experience of the year in Austin, TX, June 9-12.

Solana’s most prominent brother-developer duo is launching their own venture capital fund.

Dylan and Ian Macalinao, who are best known for creating the Saber stablecoin exchange protocol, are renaming their developer collective, Ship Capital. Protagonist, as the fund is now known, has raised at least $33 million, according to its website and regulatory filings.

The new push from the Saber brothers means that two prolific contributors to the Solana ecosystem will now officially split their time between building crypto projects and investing in them.

This caused some concern among the more entrenched VCs in the space; several told CoinDesk that doing both efforts well requires hard-to-find “focus.”

“I don’t think it inspires confidence that they are committed to the protocol, but it is commonly accepted, with many prominent examples,” said a third VC, naming Robert Leshner and Tarun Chitra’s Robot Ventures as one. .

The protagonist lists four people with the title of “co-founder and GP” – brothers Dylan and Ian, as well as the CEO of the fintech company Pipe, Henry Hurst, and George Bousis, a self-described angel investor. Corporate attorney Sevan Avakian is Protagonist’s general counsel and partner, and Jiani Chen is an investment partner, the website said Sunday. By Monday night, he had dropped the “general partner” descriptions for the brothers, Hurst and Bousis.

“Protagonist builds and invests in future-defining crypto companies and protocols,” the website said. So far, it has deployed in layer 1 competitor Aptos, a programmable NFT startup called Cardinal, neobank Cogni, and decentralized finance platform Delta One.

Ship Capital‘s rebranding (regulatory documents capture the name change) reflects its move from a collaborative GitHub contributor to a true venture capital firm.

This pivot didn’t come naturally: the two brothers have publicly stated that their coding “group of friends” is just that.

“It’s not a VC, and we as an entity have never made any investments, and we don’t plan to do so any time soon,” Ian tweeted last November. Two months before, Dylan had said much the same thing.

Company records indicate that “soon” was not long at all. “Ship Capital Labs US, LP” registered in Delaware at the end of January 2022; he acknowledged his name change to “Protagonist US LP” in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 23.

Ship Capital has previously acknowledged investing in Delta One.

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Jose Enrique tells Liverpool how to replace Takumi Minamino as his move to Monaco comes to an end https://liverpool-il.com/jose-enrique-tells-liverpool-how-to-replace-takumi-minamino-as-his-move-to-monaco-comes-to-an-end/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 06:33:40 +0000 https://liverpool-il.com/jose-enrique-tells-liverpool-how-to-replace-takumi-minamino-as-his-move-to-monaco-comes-to-an-end/ Jose Enrique has admitted that Takumi Minamino’s departure from Liverpool is “great news for him and for us” as his move to Monaco draws to a close. The Japan international was the Reds’ top scorer in both domestic competitions last season but found playing time hard to come by in the Premier League and Champions […]]]>

Jose Enrique has admitted that Takumi Minamino’s departure from Liverpool is “great news for him and for us” as his move to Monaco draws to a close.

The Japan international was the Reds’ top scorer in both domestic competitions last season but found playing time hard to come by in the Premier League and Champions League – he scored 10 goals and registered one assist in 22 appearances (in all competitions) last time out. term.

Our former full-back has now urged the club to replace the former RB Salzburg man with a left-footed right winger.

“Great news for him and for us too. He wanted to have more minutes and that’s not possible with the team, so we have to wish him the best and hopefully we’ll use this Monet to invest in something. one for the right wing of the left foot because now [Divock] Origi is gone, Sadio [Mane] and Taki and we sign [Darwin] Nunez,” the Spaniard tweeted.

Enrique is right to point out that three attacking players have now left the club this summer.

Divock Origi, Sadio Mane and Takumi Minamino have all left Merseyside on good terms, while Darwin Nunez and Fabio Carvalho are the attacking arrivals at Anfield this summer.

Our strength in depth was key to our success last season and the fact that our four-time hopefuls went all the way proves how important it is to have ample coverage across the pitch.

It looks like our transfer activity this summer is in terms of revenue, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

It is of course sad to see our No.18 go, but he leaves with fond memories of his time at the club and having learned every day from his world-class teammates at the AXA academy, as well as being coached by Jürgen Klopp. , he will arrive in Monaco confident of being able to showcase his talent.

He cost the club just over £7million in January 2020, so for us to make a profit on the striker despite never really being a regular starter is a superb bargain.

There’s no reason he can’t shine in Ligue 1 next season and we certainly wish him the best for the future.

You can see our former number 3’s tweet below via Twitter:

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Cardiff confident of signing Bale, Arsenal still working on Jesus deal, Raphinha transfer battle, Antony desperate to join Manchester United, Eriksen latest https://liverpool-il.com/cardiff-confident-of-signing-bale-arsenal-still-working-on-jesus-deal-raphinha-transfer-battle-antony-desperate-to-join-manchester-united-eriksen-latest/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 13:07:54 +0000 https://liverpool-il.com/cardiff-confident-of-signing-bale-arsenal-still-working-on-jesus-deal-raphinha-transfer-battle-antony-desperate-to-join-manchester-united-eriksen-latest/ The 2022/23 Premier League season is less than two months away and clubs are working hard to improve their squads in the summer transfer window. Champions Manchester City moved quickly to complete the signing of Erling Haaland, one of the game’s highest-rated players. But Liverpool followed suit with a new marksman and confirmed the signing […]]]>

The 2022/23 Premier League season is less than two months away and clubs are working hard to improve their squads in the summer transfer window.

Champions Manchester City moved quickly to complete the signing of Erling Haaland, one of the game’s highest-rated players.

But Liverpool followed suit with a new marksman and confirmed the signing of Darwin Nunez, with Sadio Mane joining Bayern Munich.

Tottenham have already done plenty of business, landing experienced Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic and goalkeeper Fraser Forster on free transfers and followed by a £25million deal for the midfielder from Brighton Yves Bissouma.

Arsenal have signed Fabio Vieira and are close to signing Gabriel Jesus. Manchester United, meanwhile, are set for a big summer rebuild under new manager Erik ten Hag, with Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong among their top targets, and newly-wealthy Newcastle will also splash the cash – with Nick Pope set to join.

Chelsea, meanwhile, are set to send Romelu Lukaku back to Inter on loan as they attempt to agree a deal for Man City striker Raheem Sterling.

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Reaffirming the place of international investment in the UK property market https://liverpool-il.com/reaffirming-the-place-of-international-investment-in-the-uk-property-market/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 10:49:13 +0000 https://liverpool-il.com/reaffirming-the-place-of-international-investment-in-the-uk-property-market/ A quick look at today’s financial headlines will confirm what most of us already know; the UK has a long way to go in its post-pandemic recovery. Yet economic momentum has remained strong in the real estate sector, and it will be crucial for the economy that this continues. Tellingly, real estate has shown marked […]]]>

A quick look at today’s financial headlines will confirm what most of us already know; the UK has a long way to go in its post-pandemic recovery.

Yet economic momentum has remained strong in the real estate sector, and it will be crucial for the economy that this continues.

Tellingly, real estate has shown marked resilience over the past two years, posting impressive growth despite the aftereffects of the pandemic and the slowdown in most other sectors.

Home buying hit record highs last year, with many focusing on brick-and-mortar assets, likely due to its reputation as a safe long-term investment.

Its strong momentum has continued into 2022, as record purchase rates indicate that the housing boom is not yet over.

This also includes real estate appraisals. The National House Price Index for May indicated that house prices rose 0.9%, marking a tenth consecutive month of growth.

While the performance of UK property during two years of financial downturn has been reassuring, it is important to recognize the challenges ahead.

While inflation is expected to rise throughout the year, and therefore interest rates as well, experts predict a cooling of the market.

Indeed, the health of the economy and the health of the property market are intrinsically linked, and for the two to sustain growth, the UK must take full advantage of its reputation as a real estate “safe haven” and welcome the anticipated return of international investors as the world reopens.

Capitalize on foreign investment

Undeniably, the international investment hiatus was felt in all markets at the start of the pandemic, certainly in UK property, which is deeply rooted in global connectivity. Despite this, UK property continues to see the benefits of being able to attract overseas investors.

According to the Knight Frank Wealth Report 2022, in 2021 London saw more cross-border private capital in property than any other city in the world, with over $3 billion invested.

Their forecasts estimate that this trend will continue in 2022, with an additional $24 billion expected to be invested in the capital.

Undoubtedly, London’s prestige carries considerable weight, although investors are beginning to pay attention to the potential value to be had elsewhere in the country.

Northern cities such as Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds have seen notable investment in recent years, with many recognizing the potential value for money compared to the capital.

In fact, the North West and West Midlands have posted the highest rental yields in recent years.

More capital spread across the country is, of course, a huge plus, especially considering the state of the UK’s housing stock.

Every year, real estate demand is not satisfied and the deficit has plunged the country into a deep housing crisis.

The government’s stated target is 300,000 new homes a year, while some studies estimate the need for 340,000 a year – of which 145,000 should be affordable.

However, these figures have not been reached. As such, an increase in cash from foreign investment has the potential to boost the sector by fueling the delivery of large-scale developments, helping to meet supply targets.

Could external factors delay international investments?

The question is therefore whether the UK can retain its “safe haven” status in the context of the current financial crisis.

Naturally, it is important to consider macroeconomic headwinds that could slow the pace of growth.

Certainly, anyone interested in adding a property to their portfolio will likely watch rising interest rates with caution.

Interest rates, which hit 1.25%, are a headwind as they tend to precede a rise in mortgage rates.

Those operating on tracker or variable rate mortgages will see their payments increase, while those considering taking out a new one will have to factor in higher mortgage rates than they would have experienced last year.

Rising interest rates are a symptom of runaway inflation, which also poses other problems for investors.

Post-pandemic demand and the war in Ukraine have driven prices up and are expected to hit 10% this year – the highest rate in 40 years, alongside rising energy bills and property prices.

Inflation coupled with higher mortgage payments can reduce rental yields and, of course, property value if house prices slow, as expected.

These financial pressures may be enough to deter some, but given robust levels of pent-up global demand and the fact that the asset is seen as a good hedge against inflationary pressures, real estate investing is likely to continue to do proof of resilience.

Not to mention that the fall of the pound since the UK’s withdrawal from the EU means that favorable exchange rates will see investors’ money stretch further.

There is no doubt that the property market has a huge influence on the UK economy.

Exploiting the higher levels of investment in the market will subsequently bring fluidity to the UK as a whole, accelerating housing delivery and keeping the post-pandemic recovery on track.

Jaime Johnson
Jamie Johnson is the CEO of FJP Investment, an introducer of property investments in the UK and overseas to a global audience of wealthy and sophisticated investors, institutions as well as family offices.

Founded in 2013, the company also partners with developers to provide them with an easily accessible source of funding for their development projects.


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Jurgen Klopp has hinted at Naby Keita’s future https://liverpool-il.com/jurgen-klopp-has-hinted-at-naby-keitas-future/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 17:16:07 +0000 https://liverpool-il.com/jurgen-klopp-has-hinted-at-naby-keitas-future/ Jurgen Klopp has already given a hint about the future of the Liverpool midfielder Naby Keitawhose contract expires in the summer of 2023. The Guinea international became Jurgen Klopp’s most expensive signing in his managerial history when he arrived from RB Leipzig for £52million in 2017. However, Keita has had an inconsistent spell at Anfield […]]]>

Jurgen Klopp has already given a hint about the future of the Liverpool midfielder Naby Keitawhose contract expires in the summer of 2023.

The Guinea international became Jurgen Klopp’s most expensive signing in his managerial history when he arrived from RB Leipzig for £52million in 2017.

However, Keita has had an inconsistent spell at Anfield so far, with his clear talent not being showcased frequently enough, having been ravaged by injuries.

The Liverpool boss believes his creative midfielder has a “bright future” after finally appearing to overcome some of those injury problems in recent months, according to the Daily Mirror.

Despite his return to form in the later stages of the 2021/22 campaign, a new deal for Keita has still not been agreed.

As it stands, he’ll leave for free in 12 months, meaning the Reds will have suffered a drastic loss on their initial investment.

At 27, Liverpool may be reluctant to offer a lucrative new contract and could be looking to cash in on the player this summer.

Ketia will be free to talk to any overseas club in just eight months, so finding a potential suitor now may represent a smart move by the Merseysiders.

If no agreement on a new deal is reached, that would suggest that Liverpool will most likely take this offloading approach.

Klopp has repeatedly stressed his reluctance to praise the 27-year-old for improving his form, just in case ‘someone tells me ‘Naby can’t play’.”

The German cited inconsistency and an inability to stay fit as key factors preventing Keita from meeting the price tag that made him the North West club record winner in 2017.

The Conkary-born man made just 76 Premier League appearances in four seasons at Anfield, with the most being 25 in his debut campaign at the club.

Klopp said: “When Naby was fit and Naby could have pace he was always very good, unfortunately he couldn’t have as much pace as he wanted and we wanted in the past. Maybe it’s over (knock on wood). Let’s hope the future is bright for him, he’s a great player.

“The year before (Keita signed) it was Keita and Thiago who were by far the two best midfielders in the Bundesliga. So first getting Naby and then Thiago was obviously a good idea.

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The Health and Social Care Secretary sets out his vision for the year ahead https://liverpool-il.com/the-health-and-social-care-secretary-sets-out-his-vision-for-the-year-ahead/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 00:09:12 +0000 https://liverpool-il.com/the-health-and-social-care-secretary-sets-out-his-vision-for-the-year-ahead/ Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid will speak to the NHS Confederation, outlining the year ahead with the release of a digital health and care plan, white paper on health disparities and the first-ever NHS 15-year workforce strategy He will reiterate plans to ensure the right leadership is in place at all levels of […]]]>
  • Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid will speak to the NHS Confederation, outlining the year ahead with the release of a digital health and care plan, white paper on health disparities and the first-ever NHS 15-year workforce strategy

  • He will reiterate plans to ensure the right leadership is in place at all levels of health and social care after historical review

  • The Health and Social Care Secretary will also call for stronger partnerships between different health and social care services to help tackle the Covid backlog

Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid will set out his ambition to ensure every pound of taxpayers’ money is well spent on the health and care system when he speaks at NHS Confed Expo today (Wednesday, June 15).

Speaking in Liverpool, he will use his speech to discuss the need for stronger leadership in health and social care and better partnerships between health and care services as he looks ahead to the year ahead. come.

Over the next three years, the Health and Care Levy will see a record £39billion of additional funding invested in the health and care sector to help reduce waiting times and ease pressures on manpower so that it can provide for patients. Progress has already been made with hundreds of thousands of patients receiving lifesaving care faster through more than 90 new Community Diagnostic Centers (CDCs) to provide easier access to testing closer to home, already providing more one million additional checks and providing patients with earlier diagnoses. .

Notable progress is being made in reducing wait times – the number of people waiting the longest has halved in the past four months. This is a direct result of our plan to tackle Covid backlogs and the hard work of front line staff.

Speaking to an audience of NHS professionals, the Health and Social Care Secretary will speak about the power of partnerships – learning lessons from the pandemic to strengthen ways of working between different health and care services and reduce waiting time. For example, the South London Health and Community Partnership – a unique partnership of three mental health trusts – has been able to bring patients out of the area by a third and readmissions by two-thirds.

The Health and Social Care Secretary is expected to say:

It’s not about reinventing the wheel. It’s about listening to the innovators who are already doing amazing things within the system, and then giving them a platform to do it.

There are also around 50 Trusted Acute Collaboratives and Mixed Collaboratives, bringing together acute, specialist, mental health and community providers.

They have already shown that when we team up like this, challenges that seem unsolvable in one place can be solved in another.

It will reflect on the work already underway to tackle the Covid backlog, improve social care and reduce health inequalities. It will outline what the government will deliver over the next year, including a digital health and care plan, a white paper on health disparities, ten-year plans on cancer, dementia and mental health, a reset of the NHS long term plan and a Health Education England Workforce Framework followed by the first ever NHS 15 year workforce strategy.

Looking ahead, the Health and Social Care Secretary is expected to say:

I was determined to keep moving forward, because this precise moment, we dare not lose it.

This is a time when we can combine the valuable lessons of the pandemic, with incredible new technologies and innovative ways of working, which, taken together, help us meet the challenges of the future.

It’s a small window of time where we can make a big difference.

On leadership, he will reflect on the findings of General Sir Gordon Messenger and Dame Linda Pollard’s review of leadership in health and social care released last week. The review found various examples of exceptional leadership under difficult circumstances. However, it also highlighted reports of bad behavior, bullying and discrimination in parts of the health and social care system. Employing great leadership at the top will help ease the burden on NHS staff, allowing staff to focus on delivering patient care and reducing waiting lists.

In discussing the review, the Health and Social Care Secretary is expected to say:

Just as Gordon and Linda found that bad behavior was contagious, they discovered that good leadership was also contagious. It works best when everyone – even those who don’t have a leader in their job description – feels like a leader.

Other recommendations around training, standards and management will support this effort – helping the workforce at all levels, creating the conditions for everyone to thrive.

The government is ensuring the NHS has the tools to increase its workforce and is able to use data to tackle the Covid backlog. The NHS resource budget will grow to over £160bn from 2024-2025, in addition to £5.9bn of capital investment to support diagnostics, technology and elective recovery.

Innovative ways of working have already been adopted – community diagnostic centers have performed more than a million checks and tests closer to patients’ homes, saving staff and patients time while providing the highest quality. This is supported by record investment from the Health and Care Levy, with over £39billion invested over the next three years.

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Liverpool take no major transfer risk with Darwin Núñez and £131m trio can reassure FSG https://liverpool-il.com/liverpool-take-no-major-transfer-risk-with-darwin-nunez-and-131m-trio-can-reassure-fsg/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 07:30:00 +0000 https://liverpool-il.com/liverpool-take-no-major-transfer-risk-with-darwin-nunez-and-131m-trio-can-reassure-fsg/ On the face of it, Liverpool’s deal with Darwin Núñez is fraught with risk. He may have scored 34 goals for Benfica last season, but he’s yet to prove himself in Europe’s top five leagues. As recently as 2019/20, he was playing in the Spanish second tier for Almería. At 22, he is still raw. […]]]>

On the face of it, Liverpool’s deal with Darwin Núñez is fraught with risk. He may have scored 34 goals for Benfica last season, but he’s yet to prove himself in Europe’s top five leagues. As recently as 2019/20, he was playing in the Spanish second tier for Almería.

At 22, he is still raw. Although his goalscoring record is excellent, there are some concerns over the quality of his link-up play and ball retention outside the penalty area.

On top of that, he surpassed his xG by a huge margin of 11.37 in Primeira Liga last season (26 goals against 15.73 xG). Optimists would say those numbers underscore his finishing ability, but that kind of outperformance won’t be sustainable.

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And yet, Liverpool are investing what could prove to be a club record – an initial amount of £64m, which could grow to over £85m depending on appearances and team success.

Núñez is to replace Sadio Mané, one of the best strikers on the planet, and a player who has reached the 20-goal mark in four of the last five seasons. They can’t necessarily keep pumping money into the position like some of their rivals. They need that to work.

This move therefore appears to be at odds with FSG’s reputation for risk-averse recruiting. But is this reputation really justified? Or did the ultimate success of bought players lead to the rewriting of history?

Consider these examples. After joining Internacional in the summer of 2016 and playing second fiddle to Wojciech Szczęsny at the start, Alisson Becker had been Roma’s number one goalkeeper for just one season before Liverpool signed him.

Yes, he had been excellent in 2017/18, ‘preventing’ 10.8 Serie A goals – the league’s best saved shots record – but he was still bold for FSG to spend what was a record amount for a goalkeeper. They pinned all their hopes on him as a solution to the goalkeeping problems that cost them the 2018 Champions League final.

And what about Mohamed Salah? He had scored an impressive 19 goals and provided 15 assists in his final year with the Serie A side, but was known in England as a failed player at Chelsea, having made just 19 appearances.

There was a feeling he might not be cut out for the Premier League, with one journalist sadly predicting he would be ‘another Juan Cuadrado’, who lasted seven months at Stamford Bridge after a 27.9 transfer million pounds from Fiorentina.

Then there is Mané. Eleven goals was a reasonable tally at Southampton, but he was widely regarded as a player who could be explosive in bursts but lacked consistency. Indeed, he had endured a five-month goalscoring drought in that 15/16 campaign (which started and ended against Liverpool, by the way).

Perhaps even more than Alisson and Salah, many questioned the wisdom of the move at the time. It looked like it could be a repeat of the ill-fated £32.5m signing of Christian Benteke. The Belgian had been a handful for top sides but that didn’t mean he was equipped to play for one.

There are a number of other cases you could cite as well. Andy Robertson cost FSG just £8m but Liverpool had long-standing problems at left-back and there was no guarantee the relegated Scot would be a solution. Diogo Jota scored just seven PL goals in his last campaign at Wolves and Luis Díaz, like Núñez, had no Big Five League experience.

But the key point is this: For Liverpool, these moves don’t seem risky. FSG combine large amounts of data with the eye test: they will only sign players if the underlying figures suggest they will be devastatingly effective in the Liverpool system, and if Jürgen Klopp thinks that they will suit his desired style of play.

Most sane elite teams will operate this way, of course, but few have reached Liverpool’s recruiting standards. And the success of these apparent FSG bets is very reassuring to any supporters who have any apprehensions about Núñez.

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Report: Ligue 1 club lead Takumi Minamino pursuit, Liverpool assessment revealed https://liverpool-il.com/report-ligue-1-club-lead-takumi-minamino-pursuit-liverpool-assessment-revealed/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 17:05:20 +0000 https://liverpool-il.com/report-ligue-1-club-lead-takumi-minamino-pursuit-liverpool-assessment-revealed/ According to a report, a Ligue 1 club are leading the hunt for Liverpool striker Takumi Minamino. IMAGO / Colorsport The 27-year-old made the most of limited opportunities last season and was a major driver of Liverpool‘s success as they won both domestic cups. Although he didn’t get as much playing time as he would […]]]>

According to a report, a Ligue 1 club are leading the hunt for Liverpool striker Takumi Minamino.

The 27-year-old made the most of limited opportunities last season and was a major driver of Liverpool‘s success as they won both domestic cups.

Although he didn’t get as much playing time as he would have liked, Minamino still contributed ten goals and one assist in 24 appearances.

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Seven Liverpool players set to leave this summer https://liverpool-il.com/seven-liverpool-players-set-to-leave-this-summer/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 08:59:39 +0000 https://liverpool-il.com/seven-liverpool-players-set-to-leave-this-summer/ Each end of a season brings with it a number of departures and Liverpool are set to lose seven players. From the first team to the academy, it’s a sad day to say goodbye to most players and it will be the same for everyone on this year’s roster. As confirmed by the club, the […]]]>

Each end of a season brings with it a number of departures and Liverpool are set to lose seven players.

From the first team to the academy, it’s a sad day to say goodbye to most players and it will be the same for everyone on this year’s roster.

As confirmed by the club, the guys leaving are: ‘Divock Origi, Loris Karius, Sheyi Ojo, Ben Woodburn, Elijah Dixon-Bonner, Luis Longstaff and Sean Wilson’.

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What more can we say about Divock Origi? The man, the myth and the true legend of the club received an excellent sending off and leaves with 55 goal contributions in 175 games and after winning six trophies at Anfield.

Loris Karius may feel the toughest of all the starters with his last game for the club in the 2018 Champions League final. After investing less than £5million in the keeper, he managed 22 sheets clean in 49 games for the Reds – the fourth highest percentage of clean sheets of any stopper in our history to have played 49 times or more.

Sheyi Ojo signed with the club in 2011, registering 13 appearances and seven loan spells. Another serial loanee and esteemed record holder for the club’s youngest goalscorer is Ben Woodburn, who has been with the academy since he was 8 years old.

Boyhood red Elijah Dixon-Bonner was part of the FA Cup campaign this season and starts alongside Luis Longstaff who started in the famous 2019 League Cup game against Aston Villa, when eight players made their debut. Sean Wilson has never managed a first-team appearance but will also be heading for new pastures.

It’s sad to see so many stories come to an end but most of our supporters will be raising their glasses to our legendary No. 27 at the end of the month.

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