John W Henry and Fenway Sports Group have had their doubters, but their long-term plan for Liverpool is certainly paying dividends for the club.
A wonderful period of success under Jurgen Klopp has been underscored by the right signings for the club and at the right price.
However, it’s in another area where the real benefits can be seen.
According to the Liverpool ECHO, with the recent sale of Harry Wilson to Fulham, the Reds can now boast sales of academy players totalling £108.5m.
It’s an astonishing amount of money for players that have barely made a dent in the Liverpool first team, but it does evidence the hard work that continues to go on behind the scenes at the Anfield-based outfit.
Wilson follows a long line of academy stars not considered good enough for the highest level, including: Brad Smith, Sergi Canos, Jordon Ibe, Andre Wisdom, Cameron Brannagan, Lloyd Jones, Rafael Camacho, Ryan Kent, Bobby Duncan, Danny Ward, Ovie Ejaria, Ki-Jana Hoever and Rhian Brewster.