English professional football club Liverpool FC was just recently sold to the owners of the Boston Red Sox following a bitter dispute in court between the club and their previous American owners. Jon Henry’s New England Sports Ventures reportedly won over the club for $476 million. “As every Liverpool fan knows, the most nerve-racking way to win a match is by a penalty shootout,” said club chairman Martin Broughton. “But in the end, as long as you get the right result, it’s worth the wait. We’ve got the right result.”
The deal finally went through after former owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett Jr. withdrew the temporary restraining order blocking the sale they had obtained earlier in court. With the Red Sox being the second-highest spending team in baseball, expectations will be high to bring the historic football club back to its winning tradition.
“We’re not going to have a lot to say,” said Henry. “We are going to do a lot of listening. We have a lot to learn. Our actions will hopefully speak for words…We are committed first and foremost to winning. We have a history of winning, and today we want LFC supporters to know that this approach is what we intend to bring to this great club.” Check back for additional updates.