Liverpool Chairman Out To Make Fans ‘Proud’ By Winning The Premier League

Anfield supremo sets lofty ambitions for club.

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Liverpool chairman Tom Werner wants to restore the pride in the club and win the Premier League.

The Reds supremo insists owners Fenway Sports Group will continue to invest in the club to bring back the ‘lustre’ to Anfield.

The signing of Newcastle left-back Jose Enrique for a fee in the region of £6million takes manager Kenny Dalglish’s summer spending up to around £50million.

Include FSG’s spending of all of the £57million income from the sales of Fernando Torres and Ryan Babel on Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez and it is apparent the Americans are rebuilding the club.

They performed a similar feat with baseball side Boston Red Sox, winning the World Series soon after taking over.

Principal owner John W Henry said last month he expected Liverpool to regain their top-four status this season but Werner has his view on what FSG want to achieve.

“I don’t think anybody is working harder than we are right now to continue to see if we can recruit talent,” he told the club’s website.

“We are willing to spend pounds to upgrade the team and I think both the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool are blessed with tireless and smart management and I think that is the essential ingredient.

“It’s been our goal to improve our position on the pitch, and create an environment for players to want to play in Liverpool and bring some of the lustre that all the fans know back to the club.

“Our hope is that we can make our fans proud of what we have done,” he added.

“I don’t want to promise so much. I know John has said we’re going to be top four, and Kenny says, ‘well, why can’t we win?’.

“But we just want to move forward – we want to be better this year than last year and just keep going on the right track.”

As well as investing in players, FSG have put their faith in Dalglish, who was given a three-year contract at the end of last season having taken over in January and started an impressive turnaround.

“I can’t think of somebody who embodies the relentlessness and the drive and the attitude of excellence better than Kenny,” Werner said

“Obviously we knew of him before we met him. I think he is a natural leader.

“I’ve had the privilege to watch him as he trains at Melwood and I just think he’s so charismatic and he’s been able to instill a sense of purpose into the club.

“When he says something I think people listen.”

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