The club’s principal owner, John W Henry, has touched down in Madrid and made a huge admission ahead of the Champions League final, according to Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol.
The Fenway Sports Group chief has made the massive claim that even if we win the Champions League it won’t make up for having just been edged out on the Premier League title by a solitary point.
Henry has pledged to invest even more cash into Jürgen Klopp’s team this summer with the intention of going full-throttle at the league next season to wrest the title from Manchester City’s grasp.
Having already shelled out a record-breaking £75 million on Virgil van Dijk, plus a further £65 million on Alisson Becker and a combined cost of nearly £100 million for Fabinho and Naby Keïta, FSG have already flexed their muscles in the transfer market.
Exclusive interview with Liverpool owner John W Henry on all Sky Sports News platforms now. Says winning Champions League won’t make up for missing out on the title. Liverpool will go again and invest this summer to make sure they win Premier League next season pic.twitter.com/LI4LRzioG6
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) May 31, 2019
With our big stars tied down to bumper contracts, under FSG Klopp has been able to build a world-class squad at Anfield capable of competing on all fronts.
It’s that team that has made it to the Champions League final and competed in a title challenge. The Reds have been insane this season and there’s not much more room for improvement.
So, what Henry’s statement is perhaps hinting at is the need for further strength in depth off the bench.
With the likes of Alberto Moreno and Daniel Strurridge likely to leave, Henry’s bold claim could see some quality players coming in to replace them.
This is a substantial statement of intent from the Anfield top brass and demonstrates just how serious they are about success as well as showing the winning mentality of our American ownership.