Saying that there may be people out there that can offer the club more, Liverpool are said to be weighing up a bid for a new set of fans after widespread supporter unrest over ticket price hikes.
According to sources behind the scenes at Anfield, owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG) and chief executive Ian Ayre feel that the time is right to inject some new blood into the ranks ahead of next season.
“We are eternally grateful for everything that our current crop of fans, past and present, have done for us. But this club is evolving and that means shedding some of the deadwood,” said Ayre, adding that the club had already been scouting fans they believe would be more than capable of paying next season’s prices and even higher.
“We may keep on some of the current supporters for continuity’s sake and to bed the new fans in. But at the end of the day this club is a business, and if there are people out there we feel can contribute more to the club then we’d be foolish not to try to make it happen.”
At press time, Ayre revealed that if the summer bid proved unsuccessful, the club would likely make do with the current batch.