Reds owner speaks out on transfer rumours and outlines the target for next season

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Reds owner John W Henry says he believes his team won the biggest trophy possible last season with the Champions League victory in Madrid – but admits he knows that the Premier League is very important for fans, and that will be the aim next year.

Henry told the Press Association, cited in the Liverpool ECHO: “To me winning in Europe is bigger than winning in England but I think it’s true the fans want [the league]. I know we’re going to be focused on winning the Premier League next year.”

For any other club, the Champions League is a bigger deal – but it is about time the league title came back to Anfield.

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Asked about how the Reds can improve further next season, Henry remained coy when it comes to incomings, understandably giving little away and preferring to focus on the players already at the club.

He added: “We need to get healthy. We need [Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain] back, we need a healthy [Adam] Lallana. I feel really good about next year.”

That is the only possible answer he can give at this stage. In the past, he has already made it clear that funds are there if Jurgen Klopp and Michael Edwards want to go big on a player – but both are happy with the squad at this stage.

That, of course, might change in the coming weeks, but at the moment very few, if any, signings are anticipated – and after the brilliance of last season, that should be no concern whatsoever.

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