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FSG honour very first Liverpool promise with Premier League title win



John Henry stepped out of the Slaughter & May offices in October 2010 to proudly declare FSG – under the guise of New England Sports Ventures – were the sole owners of Liverpool Football Club.

At the time Henry and chairman Tom Werner set out a clear objective and announced to the world they would stabilise the club before “ultimately returning Liverpool FC to its rightful place in English and European football, successful and competing for trophies.”

It was a key promise and one set out so early that there were bound to be challenges that lay ahead which added to the difficulty in delivering upon that.


However, it was also a key statement the American owners well and truly supported – executing their aims to almost absolute perfection during their so far decade-long tenure at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp’s men reached the Champions League final in 2018 before going one better last season and winning the competition with a 2-0 victory over Tottenham in Madrid having not lifted the European Cup since 2005.

The Reds then proceeded to claim the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup this term, before finally making their Premier League dominance count to bring home a first league title in 30 years after Man City were defeated at Chelsea when football finally resumed after the coronanvirus pandemic restrictions were lifted.

After claiming several titles away from home, FSG knew the holy grail for Liverpool was the Premier League title and it has always been the big aim.

Their ownership has helped the Reds reclaim domestic power, firstly as they finished agonisingly close to Manchester City as runners-up last season before asserting their command over the rest of the top flight to claim the elusive league trophy this term.


And it will, therefore, be no doubt an incredibly proud moment for all involved when captain Jordan Henderson does his now trademark shuffle and hoists the Premier League trophy high into the air at Anfield against Chelsea in the final home match of the season – despite there being no fans in attendance.

Liverpool are Premier League champions

For FSG particularly it will be a time they can really sit back and admire what they have managed to put together and that is particularly poignant when you think about the total disarray Liverpool were in when they took over in 2010.

At the time, the Reds were only off the bottom of the Premier League table on goal difference, Roy Hodgson was in the dugout and Tom Hicks and George Gillett were at the helm.

It was a time to forget.

Then Fenway Sports Group completed their £300million takeover to set the club on this ten-year pathway to the magical promised land.

They have have truly worked in their mastery to oversee an incredible rise both on and off the pitch at Liverpool by putting a structure in place and making decisions to allow the club, which is now the undisputed most-successful team in English football history, to flourish.

Finally, Liverpool have returned to their rightful perch atop English and European football.


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