Welcome and reassuring words today from our new owner John W Henry regarding the future direction our club is going to take under NESV’s reign at Anfield.
In a bid to stop all the rubbish reported in the media all week that the club was about to lose Reina and Torres and that New England Sports Ventures were not going to invest much money in the club for new, top-quality players, Henry said:
“Stories about our top players leaving are destructive and unwarranted but we realise that this kind of speculation is also common.
“We intend to build on the strength of the current squad, not undermine it. And I can reassure our supporters that we have no intention of allowing the team to be weakened going forward.”
Hodgson, in an exclusive interview with the ECHO, today spoke at length about his plans for the forthcoming transfer window.
He pointed out that while he is determined to bring players in, he will not allow the club to be held to ransom and that is a view with which Henry concurs.
“As everyone knows we are new to English football, but not to sport, and we are studying all options,” said Henry. “Opportunities and value will drive spending in January and in the future.
“Our clear focus from day one of our ownership has been – and will be – to improve the club and focus on what it will take to put Liverpool FC consistently in a position to challenge for trophies.
“We intend to build this club the right way.”
Great news Mr. Henry, we badly need a quality striker to help support Fernando Torres and stand in for him when injured and it looks like you are the man to pay for a top-drawer forward this January.
All eyes on the January transfer-window then, when, hopefully, we will bring in a top forward such as Bayern Munich’s Mario Gomez, who we almost signed in the Summer but now look likely to sign in January.
So an all-important victory is a must against at the Reebok Stadium on Sunday against Owen Coyles’ Bolton.
If we play with the attacking verve we showed against Blackburn last Sunday, then I am sure we will win and move up the League.
Verdict: Bolton 1 Liverpool 3