5 Sep 2012

Liverpool owner calls for patience from fans

6:27 am on 5 September 2012

Liverpool owner John W Henry has written an open letter to fans asking for their patience after their 2-0 home defeat by Arsenal condemned the Anfield club to its worst start to a league season in 50 years.

Henry's Fenway Sports Group came under fire for the decision to loan England striker Andy Carroll to West Ham United without signing a replacement by last week's summer transfer window deadline day and the poor start has led to further complaints.

Responding to the criticism, the principal owner said it was not through any lack of desire or effort that the club had failed to sharpen their attack in a period which has garnered only one point from three league matches.

Henry added that Liverpool were continuing to pay the price for the failings of the previous regime after bringing to an end the reign of fellow Americans Tom Hicks and George Gillett with their Anfield takeover in 2010.