Liverpool’s Chief Executive officer says Brendan Rodgers decided if transfers went through
The well document transfer committee, has been under scrutiny since Rodgers has left.
Ian Ayre has spoke out on the transfers at Anfield after sacking Brendan Rodgers a couple of weeks ago. Even though the players would be picked out for Rodgers, the manager always had the final say on whether or not they were signed. Brendan Rodgers spent over £300m on transfers whilst at the club with almost all of them being flops.
Ian Ayre also stated the committee would remain the same whilst Jurgen Klopp is in charge at the club, with the power being with the manager.
‘There’s only one person that has the final say over what players at Liverpool football club and that’s Jurgen Klopp right now. That’s always been the case for as long as I’ve been here,’The words “transfer committee” I think got used once and became this idea that we all sit round a table and have a vote on every player we sign. That couldn’t be further from the truth
‘The point that has been made about the committee, and I don’t think we did anything any different to most football clubs, is that the manager will say we are looking for somebody in this position and a bunch of people – a mix of traditional scouts and more recently analytical and digital-based information – bring all of that together as was always the case.
‘Then we look at two, three, four players, the best players for that position, show them to the manager and the manager can go watch or have the scouts go watch those players and narrow it down. At that point I’ll become more involved and start talking to clubs, agents, players on a negotiations basis and then the manager will choose.
‘That’s never changed. I’ve been at the football club eight years.’
Jurgen Klopp recorded his first Premier League win at the weekend against struggling Chelsea. The former Dortmund boss has now won twice since taking over.