Henry: Plenty wrong with Reds

New England Sports Venture finally wrestled the club off Tom Hicks
and George Gillett on Friday. Henry and one of his business
partner’s Tom Werner attended Sunday’s Merseyside derby for their
first taste of English football as owners. Speaking about NESV’s
£300million purchase, Henry disputed claims that they got the
club for less than they should have paid. “I know some people are
saying this was a cheap price for the club but there is no way we
look at it like that,” said Henry. “As you do due diligence, if you
are really diligent you are trying to find everything that’s wrong
– and we found plenty. “There is a huge amount of work to do here
and it will take a long time. There were big financial issues but
in the end we decided we really wanted to compete at this level.
“We have to be smart, bold and aggressive because it’s a great
challenge. There were lots of reasons why we could have decided not
to go through with this. “There were many times we thought it was
too big a challenge but this club is worth it – and we are excited
by that challenge.”