Next week, Fenway Sports Group will have six months of Premier League leadership under its belt, and have already made a positive impression on Liverpool fans and administrators alike.
Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli was singing the ownership group's praises on Tuesday, the Daily Post reports, and says FSG is priming the club for future success. Comolli isn't the only one who has a positive outlook now that John Henry and his team have taken over — he says the fans are also on board.
"I share the fans' optimism," Comolli said. "Because the owners said things when they arrived and stuck to their words in January."
According to the report, the ownership swap has radically improved the environment of the club compared with the atmosphere under old bosses Tom Hicks and George Gillett.
"They have shown their commitment and their backing and everything they have said they will do, they have done," Comolli said. "I never had any doubts about that but I think for the fans it has given them reassurance that the owners will stick to their words and that they are ambitious."
Comolli went on to say that he believes the ownership has proven through its recent moves during transfer period in January that the group has truly adapted the "invest for success" mentality in Liverpool.
Fenway Sports Group commissioned a club record contract of £35 million on Andy Carroll and £22.8 million on Luis Suarez at the January window, while earning £50 million from the Fernando Torres transfer and sale of Ryan Babel to Hoffenheim.
"When you talk to John Henry and ask him what his plans are for the club, the only thing he says is: 'I want to win,'" Comolli said. "When that's the starting point, everybody has to make sure that everything we do is geared in that direction. That’s the bottom line."