Liverpool owner John W Henry is determined to end the club’s long-running title drought.
The Reds have not been crowned English champions since 1990, meaning they have never won the Premier League, but Henry believes his group, New England Sports Ventures, are more than capable of ending that wait having dealt with a similar ‘curse’ after taking over Major League Baseball franchise, the Boston Red Sox.
The American said: “We have a unique skill-set at Fenway, and it is perfectly suited to breaking what they call 'curses'.
“We had an 86-year drought at Boston for winning a World Series.
“We did that, and we have a 20-year drought for winning the first division at Liverpool. Liverpool has never won a Premier League.
“There was a very strong feeling amongst us that we were uniquely qualified to break the 'curse'.
“Even though we didn't know the sport, we knew the sports business and knew what it takes to put together a sports organisation.
“It gives me goosebumps to think we could deliver a Premier League title to Liverpool - it's what we are there for, we have no other agenda than that.”