Despite wanting to sell the club at the start of the season, John Henry has laid out his big plans for Liverpool’s future
Liverpool owner John Henry claims that Fenway Sports Group (FSG) remain committed to the Liverpool project and that their ties are “stronger than ever”.
FSG announced their plans to sell the club earlier in the season, but they have since made a U-turn, claiming that they are only interested in attracting new investors.
Henry doesn’t promise a spending spree
“While we formalized a process that has identified potential investors for the club, we remain fully committed to the long-term success of the club,” Henry told the Liverpool Echo.
“That has been the case since day one in 2010. Our efforts every day have been and continue to be focused on the long-term health and competitiveness of the club.
“Investment in the club is never for the short-term. This approach has been successful over the long haul with the patience necessary from time to time.
“In regard to Liverpool Football Club, our commitment remains stronger than ever. The club continues to make great progress with youth on the field and off.”
FSG bought Liverpool 12 years ago and have since turned the club into a Premier League and Champions League contender. They have won 8 trophies in that period.
While manager Klopp has demanded a rebuild of Liverpool’s aged squad, Henry insisted that there won’t be a mega spending spree in the summer.
“We continue building at Liverpool Football Club in a responsible manner,” he said. “We’ve seen many football clubs go down unsustainable paths.
“We have and will continue to focus our attention on investing wisely in the transfer market and we remain incredibly proud of our squad.
“At the same time, we continue investing in our training facilities, our main stand and currently the Anfield Road stand.
“These are all physical reflections of our resolve and how very seriously Fenway Sports Group takes its responsibilities for this great club.”