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Here to win! NESV complete £300m Liverpool takeover and promise to make them kings of Europe

Liverpool's new owner John W Henry will travel to Merseyside to meet manager Roy Hodgson and his players on Saturday and tell them: I’m here to win the Premier League.

Another day of twists and high drama in the battle for Liverpool ownership ended at 4.30pm on Friday when Henry’s American company New England Sports Ventures paid the £300million needed to wrestle control from the discredited Texan duo of Tom Hicks and George Gillett.

On Friday night Henry immediately convened an emergency board meeting in the London offices of Liverpool’s solicitors Slaughter & May to discuss the way forward for a club who are third from the bottom of the Barclays Premier League ahead of Sunday's Merseyside derby at Everton.

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