‘We have such an incredible fan base that it makes you want to root for the club’: Owner John W Henry pays great tribute to Liverpool supporters ahead of Champions League final in Madrid
- Liverpool take on Tottenham in the Champions League final on Saturday night
- The Reds reached the final thanks to a brilliant comeback against Barcelona
- John W Henry paid a rousing tribute to the club’s supporters ahead of the match
Liverpool owner John W Henry has paid a fantastic tribute to the club’s supporters ahead of the Champions League final.
The Reds take on Tottenham in the European showdown in Madrid on Saturday night, looking for their sixth Champions League title in history.
Liverpool reached the final thanks to an enthralling comeback against Barcelona, coming from 3-0 behind in the first-leg to win 4-0 at Anfield.
Liverpool owner John W Henry has paid tribute to their ‘incredible fan base’ ahead of the final
And Henry, who became owner of the Premier League outfit in 2010, was full of praise for the club’s fan base.
Speaking on Sky Sports, Henry said: ‘If I have a message, it’s for the fans. When I think of how special Anfield is and how special Liverpool is, everywhere you go around the world, people are talking about and looking at Liverpool.
‘It’s basically in my mind because of the fan base, similar to the Boston Red Sox.
‘We have such an incredible fan base that it’s such a literate and passionate fan base that when you watch what goes on at Anfield it makes you want to root for this club.’
Liverpool supporters celebrate with the team after overcoming Barcelona in the semi-finals
Henry was also full of credit for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp as he prepares to take his side into their second successive Champions League final.
The American praised the impact of Klopp at Anfield, adding: ‘It was a perfect match for his personality, his persona and the kind of football that he wants to play.
‘He’s just been a tremendous head of the club from the perspective of the fans and organisationally.’
Manager Jurgen Klopp has guided Liverpool into successive Champions League finals