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Liverpool's owner John Henry misses the point

The open letter to fans looks like closing ranks, yes nobody wants to damage the club's future with "risky spending" but you don't let a quality striker go before you have secured a replacement.

In an open letter to fans, owner John Henry said: "We will never place this club in the precarious position we found it when we took over at Anfield." but the stark facts are that the Reds are without a win in three games in their worst start to a season for 50 years and Henry's comments that he was disappointed at their failure to add a new striker doesn't mask the way 99% of clubs in this country would do business.

Even Liverpool boss Brendan Rogers came out and said he wouldn't have let Andy Carroll go to West Ham if he thought the club would not bring a more suitable replacement. Neither Fulham’s Clint Dempsey nor Chelsea's Daniel Sturridge on loan happened and surely you get your target signed up before you let a £35m striker leave.

Is this not another fiasco that saw Fernando Torres join Chelsea with a relatively inexperienced Newcastle player was bought for a staggering £35m?

The Reds boss, who has the option of recalling Carroll from his season-long loan in January, insists he was not misled by the club's American owners, Fenway Sports Group, over transfers.

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