Liverpool owners confirm plans after investment talks

Graeme Bailey
Liverpool owner John W. Henry remains committed to the club
Liverpool owner John W. Henry remains committed to the club / Michael Regan/GettyImages

Liverpool’s principal owner, John W. Henry, insists that Fenway Sports Group remain fully committed to the club going forward, despite searching for extra investment.

The American, head of FSG, has reaffirmed that that Liverpool were never put up for sale, but were always just looking for investment partners and 90min understands they are on course to finalise significant agreements with new investors.

Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Henry outlined his and FSG's continued commitment to the club.

“While we formalised a process that has identified potential investors for the club, we remain fully committed to the long-term success of the club,” Henry confirmed.

“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 patience necessary from time to time. 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. In regard to Liverpool Football Club, our commitment remains stronger than ever.”

Henry also again pointed to his belief that the Premier League needs to introduce some sort of spending limits, similar to those seen in other leagues across Europe.

“The league itself is extraordinarily successful and is the greatest football competition in the world, but we’ve thought for some time there should be limits on spending so that the league doesn’t go the way of European leagues where one or two clubs annually have little competition," he added.