New Liverpool owners in town for debut derby

London: Liverpool`s new owners John W Henry and Tom Werner changed their minds and decided to attend Sunday`s local derby away to Everton after originally saying they would wait for a home match.

Henry`s New England Sports Ventures, owners of the Boston Red Sox, completed a takeover of the Premier League club on Friday.

Henry said at the time that he and NESV chairman Werner would wait and have their first experience with supporters at Anfield, Liverpool`s home stadium.

"We`re football fans and we`re here to root on the team and hopefully let the focus be on the pitch," Werner told a channel at Goodison Park on Sunday.

"I know this is a very important game. It`s a very exciting day for both teams and I want to take in the experience."

Liverpool head into the game in the relegation zone with just six points from seven games -- the same as Everton who sit a place above them in 17th.

Bureau Report


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