For every Coutinho there’s countless examples where selling your best player and reinvesting it doesn’t work out. Spurs saw it themselves with Bale.
Will be interesting to see how Spurs go over the next month and whether adding to that ^ sample size supports or changes this narrative.
I know the perceived wisdom for most Spurs fans is that they’re a better side with him in it, but personally I’m no more or less fearful of facing a Spurs front 4 of Eriksen, Alli, Moura and Son than I am of one with Kane in the mix. It’s still a very dangerous group.
In an environment where they can’t match the likes of United or City for financial muscle, I do wonder at what point Spurs decide they’d be better served doing what we did with Coutinho - selling him for £150-200m and reinvesting into 4-5 top quality signings.
Us too. That’s not a fundamental problem with that particular transfer strategy though, that’s an HR problem, clubs not having the right people in the right positions making decisions and executing the strategy.
I think we were something like 3 points worse off in the league the season following the sale of Bale - so you could argue we weren’t worse off.
and have you seen our list of fit midfielders?Liverpool vs Mourinho (all time):
P29 W7 D10 L12
Don’t underestimate your manager. Whenever we’re on a roll, it seems like he’s always the one to shove a stick into our spokes.