LIVERPOOL’S players and staff slipped under the radar during their visit to Fenway Park to watch the Boston Red Sox this week.
Plans to throw the first pitch were ditched and they weren’t featured on the big screens inside the ground during the game.
While owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG) are keen to foster links between their two major sports clubs, they are also sensitive to the feelings of supporters.
Since they bought Liverpool in 2010, FSG have been accused by some in Boston of taking their eye off the Red Sox.
The argument goes that Henry and co are now more interested in the Premier League than the Major League. It’s an opinion usually aired when the Red Sox hit a bad run.
The reality of course is very different. The Red Sox have the second highest wage bill in baseball and there has been no decline in investment.
Speaking to John W Henry in Boston this week the message was clear, there is no reason for Liverpool or Red Sox supporters to be fearful of FSG’s business on either side of the Atlantic.
Success for one won’t come at the other club’s expense.