Following the deadline day debacle, much discussion has now opened around FSG’s financial strategy placed upon Liverpool Football Club.
In his open letter to supporters on Monday, principal owner John Henry said “We will never place this club in the precarious position that we found it in when we took over at Anfield. This club should never again run up debts that threaten its existence.”
Therefore, using stats from the ever-reliable LFC History, here is a lowdown of who has arrived and who has departed Anfield since FSG (NESV) purchased the club in October 2011.
Fabio Borini AS Roma £10,400,000 13.07.2012
Joe Allen Swansea City £15,000,000 10.08.2012
Oussama Assaidi Heerenveen £3,000,000 17.08.2012
Nuri Sahin Real Madrid On Loan 25.08.2012
Samed Yesil Bayer Leverkusen £1,000,000 30.08.2012
Jordan Henderson Sunderland £16,000,000 * 09.06.2011
Charlie Adam Blackpool £6,750,000 07.07.2011
Alexander Doni AS Roma Free 15.07.2011
Stewart Downing Aston Villa £18,500,000 15.07.2011
Jose Enrique Newcastle United £6,000,000 12.08.2011
Sebastian Coates Nacional £4,900,000 30.08.2011
Craig Bellamy Manchester City Free 31.08.2011
Luis Suarez Ajax £22,800,000 31.01.2011
Andy Carroll Newcastle United £35,000,000 31.01.2011
TOTAL SPENT: £138.55
Fábio Aurélio Free Transfer Free * 01.06.2012
David Amoo Free Transfer Free * 01.06.2012
Stephen Darby Free Transfer Free * 01.06.2012
Dirk Kuyt Fenerbache £1,000,000 03.06.2012
Maxi Rodriguez Newell’s Old Boys Undisclosed 13.07.2012
Alberto Aquilani Fiorentina £7,000,000 03.08.2012
Craig Bellamy Cardiff City Undisclosed 10.08.2012
Charlie Adam Stoke City £5,000,000 * 31.08.2012
Paul Konchesky Leicester City £1,500,000 13.07.2011
Chris Mavinga Rennes £1,000,000 19.07.2011
Thomas Ince Blackpool Undisclosed * 03.08.2011
Milan Jovanovic Anderlecht Free 05.08.2011
Daniel Ayala Norwich City £850,000 16.08.2011
Nabil El Zhar Free Transfer Free * 18.08.2011
Sotirios Kyrgiakos Wolfsburg Free 22.08.2011
Emiliano Insúa Sporting Lisbon £3,700,000 27.08.2011
Christian Poulsen Evian Thonon Gaillard Undisclosed 31.08.2011
Raul Meireles Chelsea £12,000,000 31.08.2011
David N’Gog Bolton Wanderers £4,000,000 31.08.2011
Philipp Degen Free Transfer Free * 31.08.2011
Charles Itandje Atromitos Free 01.01.2011
Ryan Babel Hoffenheim £5,800,000 25.01.2011
Fernando Torres Chelsea £50,000,000 31.01.2011
TOTAL RECOUPED: £91.85
NET SPEND: £46.7
Of course, there has been much discussion surrounding FSG’s reported inclusion of player wages into their financial strategy and calculations. Some reports suggest that this summer’s dealings have reduced the wage bill by £25m per year.
It is previously reported that Liverpool’s wage bill stood at £128.9m per year, prior to this summer.
Liverpool currently have a record £25m per season deal with kit manufacturer Warrior Sports and a reported £20m per year deal with shirt sponsor Standard Chartered.
Last season Liverpool gained £54.4m from TV revenue via the Premier League.
FSG (NESV) purchased Liverpool FC for a value of £300m on October 15th, 2010, and eliminated all of the acquisition debt placed on LFC by its previous owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett, reducing the Club’s debt servicing obligations from £25m-£30m a year to £2m-£3m.
One thing is for sure, Liverpool’s finances are much healthier than two years ago.