Jonathan Kent is a police officer in the UK, but at heart, is a passionate Liverpool fan. In the following article, Jonathan Kent discusses the team’s highs, lows, and notable mentions.
Liverpool Football Club didn’t have the greatest start to the season. But it seems as though they’ve managed to turn it around — especially after Harvey Elliott’s match-winning performance against Southampton.
As the team prepares for the second half of the season, fans can take in all the fast-flowing transfers, takeovers, and partnerships.
Liverpool Sale: New Takeover Approach Comes to The Forefront
Jonathan Kent says that Fenway Sports Group (FSG), a Massachusetts-based sports company, recently broke its silence on their Liverpool F.C. procurement, declaring it has received “a lot of partnership interest” since broadcasting the buyout.
The Red owners announced they’d sell the club and have stayed publicly quiet on the ordeal — until now. In the owners’ latest comment, they said they would agree to a gradual takeover.
Jonathan Kent, police officer in the UK says that the team previously known as New England Sports Ventures, FSG bought the club back in October 2010 for $300 million. But early November 2022 saw Forbes suggest Liverpool F.C. is now worth $3.6 billion, prompting the sports company to ramp up its efforts to attract increased investments. After all, who wouldn’t want a larger piece of that sky-rocketed pie?
Jonathan Kent reports that the president of FSG, is managing the entire takeover process, and says there has been an overwhelming amount of investment interest from the likes of Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment and other influential entities.
That said, Jonathan Kent, police says that it’s early days — everything is still just a possibility.
Jurgen Klopp is Optimistic for January Squad Bolstering
It’s true; Liverpool didn’t kick off with a joyous bang this season. However, it appears (without jinxing it) that the team is over the worst of their season troubles.
Jonathan Kent says that despite the imperfect picture and the less-than-inspiring start in Fulham back in August, the players, managers, and fans are optimistic about the post-Qatar-tournament climate.
One reason for this is certainly Darwin Nunez’s recent form. He’s clearly on top of his game, achieving nine goals in his initial 18 appearances for the club — one goal every 105 minutes.
On top of that, Mohamed Salah returned to the form everyone is used to seeing him in after his somewhat diminished output following the Africa Cup of Nations on January 11 to February 3.
More reasons for optimism are rooted in the anticipated returns of Joel Matip and Naby Keita, giving Jurgen Klopp’s squad a better look by the time the Carabao Cup rolls around.
Klopp has also hinted at a busy January recruitment period, which will further bolster the team and provide increased odds for the second half of the season.
Harvey Elliott Wows His Manager Against Southampton
Harvey Elliott received praise from his manager, Jurgen Klopp, after massively contributing to the club’s 3-1 win against Southampton at Anfield on November 12, 2022.
At just 19 years old, Jonathan Kent says that the former Fulham youngster gave Darwin Nunez the assist he needed to score a goal in the 21st minute. Elliott’s split-moment decision was applauded by Klopp for “sensational” passing range and vision — one BBC Sport journalist even likened the pass to those performed by Kevin De Bryune, the Manchester City midfielder.
İlkay Gündoğan Says No to Joining LFC
Despite admiring Jurgen Klopp, Ilkay Gundogan said he cannot see himself joining Liverpool.
The player joined Manchester City in 2016, making 273 appearances for the club to date. But his contract is expiring at the end of this season, sparking talks of moving away from the Etihad Stadium.
Jonathan Kent, police says that many Gundogan fans predicted that he’d move to Liverpool. After all, they’re expected to make at least one addition to their midfield in 2023, and Gundogan has played under Klopp before.
However, the 32-year-old player has taken himself out of that particular running, telling Kicker, a German magazine, that he wouldn’t swap Manchester City for Liverpool.
Experts stress that Gundogan’s immovable mind doesn’t mean Liverpool’s midfield will lose out. The club is currently looking to take a much-loved player from Klopp’s old club, Dortmund, to acquire Jude Bellingham.
That said, they will have to undergo intense negotiations to score Bellingham as Real Madrid and other European clubs look to sign the player.