‘When we first got involved with the club 10 years ago, we dreamt of this moment’: Liverpool chairman Tom Werner and owner John W Henry bask in historic Premier League triumph… and believe key was Jurgen Klopp’s ability to ‘ask so much of everyone’
- Tom Werner and John Henry took over Liverpool with the club in turmoil
- But they have led Liverpool to the top of English and European football
- The Reds have won their first top-flight title in 30 years after a stunning season
- Werner applauded the efforts of manager Jurgen Klopp since he joined the club
Liverpool chairman Tom Werner and owner John W Henry have penned an emotional letter after the club’s historic Premier League triumph.
The duo, who are the figureheads behind Fenway Sports Group, took over the running of the club in 2010, when the club was in economic turmoil.
But ten years on, following last year’s Champions League victory, Liverpool have won a first top-division title in 30 years and despite the unusual circumstances behind the victory given the current climate, Werner and Henry were keen to emphasise the role Jurgen Klopp has had since he joined the club.
John Henry and Tom Werner took over 10 years ago and have now won the Premier League title
Liverpool fans celebrated long into the night on Thursday after confirmation of their triumph
‘There can be no disappointment in winning the Premier League!’ Henry said, to the Associated Press.
‘You never stop learning in football and we had a lot to learn. We made a lot of mistakes and I’m sure we will make more but there is a team operating at many levels with a focus.’
‘People have asked about which World Series [at Boston Red Sox] that we’ve won was the most meaningful,’ Werner added.
Werner paid tribute to the impact manager Jurgen Klopp has had at the club since he joined
‘It’s like comparing one child to another. You love all your children. We were all in Madrid last year and winning the Champions League was special, but this is really magnificent because it’s the culmination of 30 years of trying to win the Premier League.’
‘The key was the ability of Jürgen to ask so much of everyone, every match over the last two years and their ability to respond,’ Henry said. ‘The harder the road became, the more effort these young men expended.’
‘When I look back on this season, when I’m in a retirement home in 10 years, it won’t matter. I’ll just be able to reflect on an achievement,’ the 70-year-old Werner said. ‘When we first got involved with the club 10 years ago, we dreamt of this moment.’