Henry listening to Liverpool fans already

New Liverpool Football Club owner John Henry has already begun work at the club and communicating with fans.

Henry, whose New England Sports Ventures completed their £300million purchase of the club on Friday afternoon, spent Monday meeting supporters groups and local MPs on Merseyside.

“It was great to finally get to work,” Henry told reporters this afternoon. “We met with supporters’ group. No, we didn’t give any assurances.

“We are here to listen and to learn from them and we learned a lot today.

“I think the biggest issue was a sense of disenfranchisement and their sense of not being part of their own and that is what we discussed. This was a big first step today.”

Henry and Thomas Werner met with the supporters group SaveLFC on Saturday, and on Monday with Kop Faithful and Spirit of Shankly. SOS said in a statement “It was an informal meeting, to allow us to discuss with them the issues we as a Union deal with, and the issues supporters have faced in the past three years. The meeting gave us encouragement that we as supporters will be listened to, and that the new owners recognise the task ahead.”

Henry and Werner will be on Merseyside all this week, after also meeting with council officials to discuss the new stadium. Their next task is to restructure the club’s board before taking in their first game at Anfield against Blackburn on Sunday.

In addition, the Boston Red Sox owner is following three Liverpool FC accounts on social networking site, Twitter. He (@john_w_henry) follows this site, This Is Anfield @thisisanfield, Save Liverpool FC (@saveliverpoolfc), and Spirit of Shankly (@spiritofshankly).