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Is Liverpool strong enough to win the title this year?

Posted on | September 10, 2008 | No Comments

Liverpool won the league title last time in 1989-1990 season finishing most of the time behind Manchester, Chelsea and Arsenal.



In February 2007 the club was taken over by the American businessmen George Gillet  and Tom Hicks.
Since then Liverpool invested over £ 100 m in new players and stadium. Players like Fernando Torres, Ryan Babel, Yossi Benayoun, Javier Mascherano, Albert Riera, Robbie Keane, Andrea Dossena arrived to replace Djibril Cisse, Craig Bellami, Steve Finnan, Scot Carson, Peter Crouch, John Arne Riise, Harry Kewell who all left the club.  This huge changes into the team starting line-up and tactics had a negative effect on the team consistency in the last seasons. The main reasons are that the new players need time to settle with the new team mates and with the new tactics.
Bad starts cost Liverpool 12-15 point every year, ending the title hopes until half of the season.
Benitez also invested in young players having brought close to 25 youth team players since he manage Liverpool.
This transfer policy is questioned by many of the fans and someof football people who consider that spending bigger sums in two or three world class players would be more efficient.
Following such massive investments, manager Rafa Benitez will be under pressure to fight for the title. Now he will not have have any excuse that he couldn’t afford the top players that he wanted.
Liverpool are currently on second position with 7 points from 3 matches.



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