FSG chief John Henry has named two Liverpool men who have really impressed him behind the scenes at the club.
Speaking in an interview with the Liverpool Echo, the Boston Red Sox owner spoke of the changes made to CEO Billy Hogan’s role at Anfield.
FSG president Mike Gordon has passed over his day-to-day responsibilities after being tasked with searching for investment for the club.
“Mike remains fully committed to the club. He did take time off for a while this winter, but is a long way off from retirement,” said Henry.
“Billy continues to be a driving force for the club. As CEO of the club, his remit is much larger than most people would think.
“Jurgen and Billy are a very strong combination and work very well together.”
Henry praises Klopp and Hogan
Gordon has been the most hands-on FSG member at Anfield for more than a decade, so it was a big change when he took a step back from the club last year.
However, his responsibilities have since become clear, and he has been given the difficult task of finding investors who would be willing to buy a minority stake in the Reds.
With this news, it really seems like it is Hogan and more increasingly Klopp who are running the show behind the scenes.
It suggests FSG’s actual involvement with the team has taken a back-seat whilst they secure investment, so it will be interesting to see what changes when a minority stake is finally sold.
Therefore, if FSG are with Liverpool for the foreseeable, let’s hope they’ll be willing to use these funds on a rebuild of the squad in the summer.