Liverpool fans slamming the Fenway Sports Group, the club’s owners, have been called “ridiculous” and “stupid” by Simon Jordan.
The Reds only signed Ibrahima Konate this summer and mostly focused on keeping their impressive squad, confirming captain Jordan Henderson signed a new deal on deadline day.
Trent Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Alisson Becker, Virgil van Dijk and Andy Robertson have also engaged their futures at Anfield, with Mohamed Salah expected to follow.
Still, many believe Jurgen Klopp should have added to his squad this summer, especially in midfield and forward areas, with the departure of Georginio Wijnaldum and Xherdan Shaqiri.
Firmino’s hamstring injury suffered against Chelsea and the Africa Cup of Nations in January could mean the German boss will be forced to look into his offensive alternatives.
Manchester United signed Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo this summer, with Chelsea also stepping up their attacking options by signing Romelu Lukaku.
Champions City have also brought in Jack Grealish, while Liverpool conversely have Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi in reserve.
But despite the lack of spending in Merseyside, Simon Jordan delivered a scathing response to fans who criticized their Boston-based owners.
Jordan, after finding out that some disgruntled Liverpool fans had called their owners’ disgusting ‘for the lack of activity, said:’ If you look at who they turn to and who they trust, they don’t trust to the owners, they never trusted the finances behind the football clubs to some extent and you look at them and say – who do they trust?
“Well, they like the manager, okay. What does the manager think? The manager doesn’t seem to have a problem. “Oh, ignore it for now because it doesn’t suit our argument, but FSGs are disgusting.”
“Have you ever heard of something so ridiculous?” I tell you which are disgusting; the people who ruin football clubs, who don’t care.
“They could have an argument over the Horlicks that was made for Liverpool by Hicks and Gillett. I mean, come on, really?
“Is it constructive? This is a stupid comment made by stupid people.
“We were discussing Henderson’s contract and if he was going to sign it and what was going to be done about it,” Jordan added.
“It could just be a case where they released it because they just accepted it. And it might now look like – we are connecting the dots backwards – and say, ‘well, this is appalling because this is the only news that comes out of Liverpool on the day of the transfer deadline’.
“I can understand why Liverpool fans are a little confused by this, but I don’t think it turns into ‘this is disgusting’ and ‘FSG out’.
“I mean, wait a minute. I am all for the supporters with very strong opinions and I am for the fact that a football club survives thanks to the emotionality of the supporters, their passion and their commitment, it is their football club.
“But go with the hyperbole; come up with unnecessary rhetoric it’s disgusting. It is like saying “Shut up!” “
“You can’t take someone seriously when you have a team of players that’s probably worth hundreds and hundreds of millions of pounds. You are a very good team, with very good players and a very good manager.
“It’s not disgusting; maybe they didn’t want to buy Lukaku, or they didn’t want a 36-year-old Ronaldo or maybe the players they were watching weren’t necessarily ticking the boxes for them.
“It’s not ideal, if your competition is going to spend £ 120million then maybe you should too.”