3 years of FSG – What the fans think of Liverpool owners

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Liverpool Football Club was officially sold to New England Sports Ventures (now Fenway Sports Group) on this day three years ago.

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John Henry’s purchase of the club, for £300m, was finalised after a sensational court case that lead to former owner Tom Hicks claiming a “epic swindle”.

A year ago today, FSG announced their intentions for the club to remain at Anfield and redevelop the stadium rather than move to a new stadium.

We got the views of supporters on how they think the owners are doing at the club.

Mostly praise for the owners, rightly so.

While FSG made some (costly) mistakes in their first year to 18 months of ownership, they have since done some superb work to show they have clearly learnt from their mistakes.

The brave appointment of a young, progressive manager, the installation of a modern way of working with a transfer committee, the desire to redevelop Anfield, the transfer policy and the handling of the Luis Suarez saga this summer stand out as the main positives.

Most Liverpool supporters would agree that they would like to see faster movement on stadium development, but the complicated issue of compulsory purchase orders means this is somewhat out of their control.

What do you think of the owners? Let us know in the comments below.

To mark the end of the 30-year wait for a league title, the ‘Liverpool Mishmash’ poster is available to order exclusively on This Is Anfield — the history of the Reds in one image!

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