Yes. Another Liverpool finances thread, of sorts. (Mods, by all means merge it with an existing thread if necessary). As I've said elsewhere, in the last 4 transfer windows, we've spent a third of what today's opponents, Leeds (formerly of the Championship), have spent in the last month. Now, I don't want us to be like a City or a Chelsea, and I want us to be smart with our money, unlike Everton (God knows we've had enough of splurging money on absolute shite over the past 3 decades), but something strange is going on here, isn't it? FSG have completely starved us of transfer funds, it seems. Are they keeping everything ridiculously close to their chest? The Fabinho signing came out the blue. Alisson signed relatively quickly after the story first broke. Or are they asset stripping the club? Or something else businessy that I don't understand? Are they banking on Klopp's genius to keep us successful while this team is whittled down and sold off piece by piece? Let's look at the facts. They're quite frugal as it is anyway, often pointing to Financial Fair Play as one of the chief reasons to be cautious. Then the pandemic hits. It's going to affect everyone. We may even have to furlough staff. Fair enough. Cash is tight. But then no other cunt takes FFP seriously except us. Everyone is still out there splurging silly money during the pandemic. There has been no rebalancing of the market. Nathan Akes are still being sold for £40m. Everton (fucking Everton!) are still outspending us dozens of times over. Meanwhile, we're selling off players and not replacing them. We've been left with Virgil at centre back, and two ridiculously injury prone players to accompany him. That's it. And Klopp has come out and said that we're going to have to be "creative" and hope for the best? We've been crying out for back up in the attacking areas, but we're not interested in sorting that out. In fact, we're actively hawking out one of our top young prospects in that position who looks ready to break through and offer some worth to the team. The Thiago transfer is nonsense, lads, it's not happening. Sorry. And we look like we might lose Wijnaldum either for a reduced fee, or free next summer. What's going on? We can't be skint. If we're skint, every other club bar City and Chelsea and United are fucked. It's a good job Klopp is here and seems okay to be working under these conditions. But I don't know if these owners are taking advantage of that, or if there's some plan in place. Judging by the last couple of years, though, the plan seems to be, "ah, it's alright. Klopp will sort it out."