Liverpool FC in profit – but debt almost doubles

May 31, 2009

“LIVERPOOL Football Club’s debts have almost doubled to £86m according to its latest financial results, despite returning to profit following losses the previous year. The club’s annual accounts will reveal a pre-tax profit of £10.2m for the year to July 31, 2008, an improvement on the previous year’s loss of £21.7m.” (Liverpool Daily Post)

Gerrard expects to get even better next season (ESPN)
“Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is as ‘hungry and ambitious” as ever – vowing to make sure he will once again be in contention for Footballer of the Year at the end of next season.”

Michael Owen: The End of an Era? (This Is Anfield)
“THERE were only three times during the recent Villa versus Newcastle game, when I realised that Michael Owen had actually travelled to the West Midlands for the day. During a game that was mostly a blur in the late May sunshine, the TV camera panned to a morose-looking Owen on the steps of the dugout.”

Torres sees Villa and Silva as missing links (Setanta Sports)
“Fernando Torres feels that David Villa and David Silva would be the perfect accompaniment to what Rafa Benitez already has at his disposal at Liverpool.”

Fernando Torres targets a trophy after signing new Liverpool contract (Guardian)
“Fernando Torres has vowed to add a trophy next season to the new contract he has signed with Liverpool. The Spain international, who also married his childhood sweetheart this week, revealed his objective for the next campaign on his personal website today.”

Reds target Anfield-bound? (Shankly Gates)
“Ezequiel Lavezzi is the subject of a bid from a major English club, according to his agent. The Napoli striker has been strongly linked with Liverpool and Alejandro Mazzoni says that an unnamed English club has enquired about the availability of his client and that Lavezzi’s departure from Serie A could be imminent.”

Liverpool FC can build on these firm foundations (Liverpool Banter)
“HAD Liverpool picked up four more points at home during the 2008/09 season they would have been crowned Premier League champions for a record 19th time. It is, to use one of Rafa Benitez’s favourite word, a fact.”

Goals of the Season 08-09 (oh you beauty)
“Same format as last year – my 10 favorite Liverpool strikes in one compilation. Well, actually 11. It’s been a good year for great goals.”