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2020 05 22 Retrieve

[Liverpool chairman Tom Werner is hoping that the club will get to take in a title parade with their supporters at some stage] There’s a hole in so many people’s lives. Football is central to their dreams and their hopes. And certainly, as regards Liverpool, we are playing magnificent football and we are just a couple of matches away from winning the trophy. But I do put it in perspective. It’s a terrible situation we’re all in. Someday, hopefully, there will be a vaccine and we can return to the joy of being in a stadium and watching the elegant play of great football players. We hope at some point, people will be able to sit next to each other and enjoy the experience of a sporting event. But that seems like a long way off at the moment

I thought I never could imagine experiencing anything like that. Then somebody said, ‘Well, if we win the Premier League, this parade will be dwarfed’. So, I am looking forward to a parade sometime when we can all congregate because I know how important that means to all of our supporters

2020 05 23 Retrieve

[Liverpool chairman Tom Werner accepts the club made a mistake] It’s better to admit a mistake than to dig your heels in. Hopefully, people will know that all we really care about is trying to support the fans and support our players and our club in a way that is sustainable. It’s a terrible situation we’re all in. Someday, hopefully, there will be a vaccine and we can return to the joy of being in a stadium and watching the elegant play of great football players. The most important thing is safety and the Premier League are working on protocols. But there’s a hole in so many people’s lives. Football is central to their dreams and their hopes. Certainly, as regards to Liverpool, we are playing magnificent football and we are just a couple of matches away from winning the trophy. But I do put it in perspective

The 4-0 win over Barcelona [in the semi-final second leg] was the single greatest sporting event I’ve ever seen. The reaction our supporters had in the stadium that day and around the world is something that I’ll remember for the rest of my life. I thought I could never imagine experiencing anything like [the parade]. Then somebody said, ‘Well, if we win the Premier League, this parade will be dwarfed’. I’m looking forward to a parade when we can all congregate again

2020 06 27 Retrieve

[Liverpool chairman Tom Werner lauded the impact of Jurgen Klopp after the manager led the Reds to their first league title since 1990] I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing or watching the great football of [Bill] Shankly and [Bob] Paisley, so I don’t really want to compare Jurgen to previous managers. I just know that the league is extremely competitive and when we first became involved in Liverpool over 10 years ago, we were not even thinking about winning the league. Our dream was to just become top four and make it to the Champions League. He has just created such an atmosphere at Liverpool that there’s no alternative except to win. He has created such an atmosphere

One of the things that I’m just joyful about whenever I watch the team is how many players contribute. It doesn’t just lie on the shoulders of our wonderful striker or our wonderful goalkeeper. So many players contribute – from [Jordan] Henderson to [Roberto] Firmino, to [Alex] Oxlade-Chamberlain, to [Georginio] Wijnaldum, to Fabinho, to [Virgil] Van Dijk. I also enjoy their joy because I saw a video of them last night celebrating together and you could just feel the camaraderie that this club has. We celebrated this as a club

All of us were so delighted because this has been a long march. I know that our supporters struggled for 30 years to reach this pinnacle. My first thought was to just share that moment with our supporters because without them, the club is nothing. As Jurgen said, our supporters provided such an incredible contribution to winning the league – not just this year, but every year. My hope is that all of us who are supporters of the club can take a moment today and this week to safely celebrate what is a remarkable achievement

2020 06 27b Retrieve

[chairman Tom Werner says Premier League success has increased Liverpool’s hunger to win trophies and enter a period of sustained success] We certainly have no plans to do anything else but enjoy other successes with Liverpool. My hope is that this kind of outstanding play can be replicated again next season. We have certainly reached quite a pinnacle with this achievement. We’re hopefully entering another period of sustained success. The competition is fierce. I know our rivals are working tirelessly to upend us. But we have such talent in place

Winning the Premier League it just makes us all hungrier to continue our journey here and give the supporters even more trophies. We’re already thinking about next season and planning. We are on this path to give back to our fans the joy that existed many years ago when Liverpool were undeniably the greatest club in English football. It’s arguable that we’re back at that place again and it’s a wonderful place to be

If I’d said … last July that this moment would not only occur but would occur with such a points gap between Liverpool and the rest of the league, you would have thought I was crazy. It’s a singular achievement. All the kudos and accolades to Jurgen and the team

[With uncertainty about how the season would be completed, some suggested the Reds’ title glory would forever have an asterisk next to it] What’s important is that in 20 years people won’t remember the odd circumstances of 2019-20 with COVID-19. They will remember that Liverpool won the league and they will remember that we deserved to win the league

2020 06 29 Retrieve

[Liverpool chairman Tom Werner on Jurgen Klopp, Jordan Henderson and transfer plans] I called Jordan to express my appreciation. As you know he has been with the club since 2011 when we were struggling to finish seventh or eighth. His leadership both on and off the pitch has been brilliant and his relentless focus is matched by his talent

To quote Jurgen, he (Jordan) had the most difficult job in the world becoming captain after Steven Gerrard, and that only increases my admiration for how he has gone about this

As FSG, we are proud to have helped move the club forward. As we said 10 years ago, we hoped to under-promise, over-deliver and win trophies for our supporters. But it is Jurgen, the team and the staff who deserve our gratitude for such exceptional play. I could never have dreamed that we would win the league with seven games to go, leading Manchester City by more than 20 points!

I have texted Jurgen and Michael (Edwards) and while these conversations are private, the gist of them is that I am forever grateful for this historic run. I am also appreciative that Jurgen will be with the club until at least 2024. That’s quite a long time in football!

Regarding the transfer window, the only thing I would say is that we will continue to assess the transfer market, which at the moment is unclear, made even more so by the effect the virus will have not just on English football but football around the world

When the whistle blew at the end of the Chelsea match, my first thought was to thank the supporters who have waited 30 years for this celebration. Even though none of us could be at Anfield, it doesn’t diminish the magnificent achievement of this team. After coming so close to winning the league last year, I could only pay tribute to the consistency and relentlessness and focus and hunger that defined Liverpool this year