Maguire makes £80m FSG claim as Klopp 'not happy' at Liverpool
Liverpool owners FSG are unlikely to stray from their business model – and that means we won’t see big-money transfer any time soon.
So says finance guru Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the Merseysider’s summer window so far.
This site revealed on 27th July that Jurgen Klopp has told friends he is “not happy at Liverpool”.
The 54-year-old is frustrated at the lack of investment in the transfer market this summer.
Their only signing so far is Ibrahima Konate who joined from Bayer Leverkusen for £36million.
Maguire explained that Liverpool operate under a well-established profit and loss model and are unlikely to break from it during this window.
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“FSG appear to have a very structured business model,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
“If we take a look at their operating profits, they broadly appear to try and break even each year in terms of day to day activities and then make a bit of profit in the transfer market.
“In 2014, they made £8m. In 2017, £7m profit. They lost money in 2016 because they had a bad season but then the following three years they made profit in each.
“On top of that, they’ve had player sales. So they do seem to have a very set dynamic and strategy and I don’t think they want to rock the boat.
“They did have significant losses in 2020 and they will incur more significant losses in 2021.
“That’s very frustrating for everyone at the club because FSG committed to stadium expansion with a view to trying to increase Liverpool’s gate receipts.
“Liverpool will make £80m per year in ticket sales. All of that money was lost in 2021.
“We’re all keeping our fingers crossed that most if not all of that will come back in 2021-22.
“I think their caution is being led by the fact that they don’t want to take a sugar daddy approach to running the club.“