Monday, October 18, 2010

Liverpool Fans Promised Success

NESV chairman Thomas Werner is "quietly confident" about bringing the glory days back to Liverpool following their acquisition of the Anfield club. The owners of the Boston Red Sox completed their £300million purchase on Friday following a week of court wrangling involving fellow Americans and now former co-owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett. Werner and NESV principal owner John Henry before him are both keen to avoid making the same mistakes as Hicks and Gillett, who rode into Merseyside three and half years ago amid a sea of promises. However, he has promised to bring success back to a club staved of silverware in recent years. "I think one message I'd like to give is I'd rather under promise and over deliver," Werner told the club's official website after he and Henry met with the players and staff at the Melwood training complex on Saturday. "But if you look at our track record in Boston - and the Boston Red Sox have some similarities with Liverpool - we came into a situation where the club had not won actually for 86 years and we hope to win much faster than that. "It's an honour to be here, we're humbled by this and we just want to tell our fans that we're going to listen to them, we're on their side and finally it's about winning on the pitch. "We are quietly confident but we would like to say to our fans that we are honest, we care, we're focused, we have brought great management into Boston and we look forward to doing whatever we can to strengthen the club."

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