The result has been signings such as Sadio Mane, Georginio Wijnaldum, Mohamed Salah, Andy Robertson, Virgil van Dijk, Alisson Becker, Naby Keita and Fabinho — who have helped deliver the Champions League in 2019 and end the 30-year top flight title wait.
The nearest Henry got to a promise was in an interview shortly after taking over the club when he outlined what he saw as the key lesson learnt from the Red Sox revival.
“We have to have everyone from top to bottom on the same page…exactly the same page. And we will,” he said.
“We will make mistakes and it will be up to us to correct them. With the level of support this club has, if we are all on the same page, we will be incredibly successful.”
The Red Sox’s 2004 victory over the St Louis Cardinals, was followed by World Series triumphs in 2007, 2013 and 2018.
Perhaps, Liverpool’s success under American and German management, has only just begun.
(Reporting by Simon Evans, editing by Pritha Sarkar)