The Reds owner believes success in Europe is ‘bigger’ than domestic glory, however acknowledged that supporters are desperate for a first league title since 1990
Liverpool owner John Henry says the Reds will be ‘focused’ on winning the Premier League next season as they seek to end their 30-year wait for a title.
Jurgen Klopp’s side had an outstanding 2018/19 campaign – losing just one league game – but they were pipped to first place by a single point by Manchester City in a dramatic title race.
They did, however, secure Champions League glory for a sixth time in Madrid as they overcome Tottenham to secure some well-deserved silverware.
However, Liverpool fans remain desperate to earn the bragging rights domestically and Henry has acknowledged that will be the European giants priority next term.
“To me winning in Europe is bigger than winning in England but I think it’s true the fans want it,” Henry told PA.
“I know we’re going to be focused on winning the Premier League next year.”
Henry, in London to watch his Boston Red Sox face the New York Yankees in the first regular-season Major League Baseball games to be played in the UK, remained tight-lipped on any further transfer activity following the signing of teenage defender Sepp Van Den Berg.
“We need to get healthy,” he said when asked about ways to strengthen the squad.
“We need AOC (Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain) back, we need a healthy (Adam) Lallana. It’s not up to me but I would guess we will see more of Divock (Origi) next year.
“I think he brings something special, he comes with power and speed and brings in scoring. I feel really good about next year.”
While the title race may have ended in disappointment, Henry said his team had every reason to be proud of their season.
“Our guys gave it their all from the first day of the season to the last,” he said. “It’s a long season, they played up to their capabilities and just gave so much effort.
“It didn’t matter who the opponent was, they out-ran every opponent and I felt they deserved to walk away with a trophy.
“We walked away with the biggest one so I’m very happy.”