Fenway Sports Group took over as owners of Liverpool FC six years on October 14, making a mixed impression on supporters so far.
John W. Henry and Tom Werner sealed the acquisition of the club from Tom Hicks and George Gillett in 2010, bringing an end to a tumultuous time for the Reds off the pitch.
Over the past six years, Henry, Werner and FSG have overseen considerable change on Merseyside, most recently with the redevelopment of Anfield’s Main Stand.
But there have also been some controversial moves, such as their widely criticised plan to hike up ticket prices from the current season—with a walkout protest ensuring this didn’t go ahead.
So how are FSG regarded by Liverpool supporters six years into their tenure as owners?
Plenty saw positives in their spell with the club so far…
best thing that ever happened to this club, anyone who says otherwise is deluded
— RED RAIDER ?? JAY (@LFCVancouver32) October 15, 2016
there's been ups n downs but things take time but we now have a world class coach + imp sq & a club that is worth a lot more.
— Andy Evans (@AndyEvans77) October 15, 2016
A few hiccups along the way mostly great. Financially stable, decent squad and top manager. A bit of silverware now please ?
— Dick Van Dijk (@TheDukeOfCrydee) October 15, 2016
Best thing to happen to lfc…. The trophies will start to come…..
— Abdullah Mwinyi (@Dullahmwinyi1) October 15, 2016
— Sammy Irooth (@Ohsammysammy) October 15, 2016
Not Hicks & Gillette and showing ambition
— Chunky Monkey ? (@stillfrowning) October 15, 2016
wiped out the debt, expanded the ground, hired a top quality manager, squad vastly improved. The future is bright
— Keith Chaplin (@KeithChapo) October 15, 2016
saved the club from financial ruin. BR was a mistake but Klopp was an amazing get. People forget the bad times to quickly
— Poggy (@thepog1982) October 15, 2016
Positive, slightly delayed in implementations, but doing the right things
— Adam Pritchard (@adamp29) October 15, 2016
they've done well, had vision and when they get exactly what they want, it has been good.
— gregdhardin (@gregdhardin) October 15, 2016
naturally took awhile to get accustomed but have made conscious effort to get things right. Best wishes, YNWA
— Helios Dhee (@HeliosDhee) October 15, 2016
brought commercial stability (success?) after h&g abhorrent tenure, klopp signing inspired, must stop being a selling club
— Bruce Hockin (@Lardinio) October 15, 2016
While others pointed out the pitfalls in their leadership…
they said that they would under promise & over deliver. Don't think they have so far.
— Coxy (@coxy_ooo) October 15, 2016
the Annie road issue has started to cast a dark shadow over what would have been a great 6 year period of ownership
— Andy Garside (@Andy5times) October 15, 2016
Some were on the fence…
not the best but definitely not the worst either .. Signing Klopp was the highlight of the FSG tenure..
— Vipin Sreekumar (@vipin_sreekumar) October 15, 2016
Until they had brought in Klopp I'd have said negative but being the owners of Liverpool FC must be very tricky.
— Ste Carson (@sjrcarson) October 15, 2016
Wasted a lot of money on bad players at start. Didn't build a new stadium. When Suarez was sold didn't buy quality. Otherwise good
— Paul McKenzie (@Pmac_21) October 15, 2016
And finally, one supporter pointed out perhaps their biggest mistake…