Liverpool chairman Tom Werner and owner John Henry have insisted they are “here for the long run” in response to suggestions that the slow progress on a stadium decision shows a lack of ambition for the long-term plan.
Speaking to The Mirror, Werner said;
“I know there has been some speculation about us maybe selling up to make a quick profit. We read that, but we are here for the long run – absolutely.”
The duo described the task of turning the club around as “a huge challenge” – using the analogy of turning around an oil tanker, rather than a speedboat.
“When we came, it was a great time of instability. People have talked about this idea of virtuous circles. The stronger we are commercially, the stronger this club can be.
“I think already we have made great strides. We are very aggressive in how to raise the revenues commercially. We are working on stadium solutions because we know that match day revenues have to increase.”
The American duo compared the task to that of closing the gap between the Red Sox and Yankees in baseball, admitting that the task at Anfield is quite possibly greater, but they are determined to do so.