Brendan Rodgers has once more been speaking out about Liverpool, and has offered his opinion on the club's much maligned transfer committee.
The 43-year-old was let go by the Reds after a disappointing start to the season, but so far his replacement, Jurgen Klopp, has been unable to make a noticeable difference.
Liverpool are 12 points adrift of the top four with 13 games remaining, and part of the problem for the club has been their transfer business over the past few seasons.
Rodgers was heavily criticised for the players he brought into Anfield and left Klopp with, and now he's moved to distance himself from his former club's transfer business.
Liverpool’s policy has been not to sign players over 24 for big transfer fees and the former Swansea and Reading manager also hinted that he wasn't a fan of the committee Liverpool use to decide on signings despite insisting otherwise.
“Well I think it is probably a little difficult at the moment. I didn't have any problem working under one [a transfer committee]," he said in an interview with BeIN Sports.
“The club needs to look at it and decide whether they want a business model or a winning model. A winning model would mean trying to get the best possible players that you can, at whatever age they are, it doesn't matter.
“Some clubs will go into work and have that in mind. Others will think it is about buying a player, developing and improving them and then selling them on for a much greater fee, as opposed to getting the best possible player, irrelevant of his age, in order to win.
“This is the way it is going, some clubs operate with the model of football being a business and they will want to do the best they possibly can, but it will always be about getting a young player in, improving them and having a sale and value that is greater when they got them. Other clubs will be in the market to just buy the top talents, irrespective of what age they are, in order to look to win. I think the best clubs must get the balance between both [models].”
Liverpool are facing problems off the field as well as on it after fans protested by leaving their 2-2 against Sunderland yesterday early, because of a planned increase to ticket prices at Anfield.
Supporter group, the Spirit of Shankly, have today confirmed there are plans for further protests at high-profile games before the end of the season.