These were the words echoed by John W Henry when he had an exclusive interview with Telegraph Sport.
Henry was asked, “What are your targets for this season? Is there a minimum requirement for Kenny Dalglish and his team?”
“Manchester United has done an incredible job of building a young, talented, deep squad. I watched a number of their pre-season matches and they seemed in top form even then. We’ve just begun to build and are years behind them so we don’t expect this to be our year to win the Premier League. Manchester City seems to have unlimited spending restraint and are attempting to have all-star quality at each position – two deep. That will be hard to beat. This year our goal is to get back to Champions League. This is a club with a history in European competition and people throughout the world – at least our supporters – yearn for European nights. That’s our first goal. But it won’t be at all easy as there are 6 big clubs – among the best in Europe – fighting for four spots.”
Do you agree with John Henry or do you think that Liverpool could actually go all the way this season and win the Premier League?