John Henry surfaces to speak to The Liverpool Echo:

While we formalised a process that has identified potential investors for the club, we remain fully committed to the long-term success of the club.

That has been the case since day one in 2010. Our efforts every day have been and continue to be focused on the long-term health and competitiveness of the club. Investment in the club is never for the short-term. This approach has been successful over the long haul with patience necessary from time to time.

In regard to Liverpool Football Club our commitment remains stronger than ever. The club continues to make great progress with youth on the field and off. Our Foundation is well supported and continues to quietly expand the importance of its work in different ways looking for as many small kindnesses as possible individually and hopefully cumulatively.

The people of this club starting with its manager, its players and everyone from stewards to management are committed to the club locally, committed to maintaining the clubs great history and equally committed to making new history in a way that our supporters can be proud of.

Being a part of this club is something no one takes for granted.



We continue building at Liverpool Football Club in a responsible manner.

Weve seen many football clubs (including #LFC previously) go down unsustainable paths. We have and will continue to focus our attention on investing wisely in the transfer market and we remain incredibly proud of our squad.

At the same time we continue investing in our training facilities, our main stand and currently the Anfield Road stand. These are all physical reflections of our resolve and how very seriously Fenway Sports Group takes its responsibilities for this great club.



You are right that there are ever-increasing financial challenges in the Premier League.

The league itself is extraordinarily successful and is the greatest football competition in the world, but weve thought for some time there should be limits on spending so that the league doesnt go the way of European leagues where one or two clubs annually have little competition.

Excitement depends on competition and is the most important component of the Premier League.



Mike [Gordon] remains fully committed to the club. He did take time off for a while this winter, but is a long way off from retirement.

Billy [Hogan] continues to be a driving force for the club. As CEO of the club, his remit is much larger than most people would think. Jurgen and Billy are a very strong combination and work very well together.