Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson has been told that he will not be able to use the transfer market to try and claw back the club’s season. New owner John Henry has ruled out a Christmas shopping list that would presumably have included a long list of players although the manager can probably feel a little lucky that he can still call himself that such is the way of modern football.
Fans have become increasingly disgruntled with the team, and in particular with Roy Hodgson, who was resoundingly booed at the end of their 2-0 loss to Stoke this weekend. While the club sit in 11th place this weekend the position flatters them in some respects. Without their victory over leaders Chelsea a couple of weeks ago they would be in the relegation zone as they currently only sit three points away.
John Henry, the new owners spoke the club’s fan club, telling them he does not believe that buying players in January is the right way to go about things and this means that Hodgson, or whoever may be in charge by then, will simply have to wait until the summer before he can bring in the players he is almost certainyl crying out for.
Henry also said that he was particularly keen to improve on the club’s academy to the extent they are able to produce top four quality youngsters saying that building for the future with a long term goal is how Manchester United and Arsenal have enjoyed success.