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Tom Werner Recalls Extraordinary First Experience at Anfield

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The Liverpool chairman reminisces on the club’s 125th anniversary.

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In honor of Liverpool’s 125th anniversary, the club is putting together a What Liverpool Means to Me series about the past, present, and future of Liverpool. The first up is chairman Tom Werner who came to the club in 2010. He had some words about the experience of seeing Anfield for the first time.

"I was aware of Liverpool as a football fan and I knew its unique history, but the first time I entered Anfield it was an extraordinary moment," he began. "To see that pitch and to the Kop, at that moment I thought I was part of something quite special.

"I take enormous pride being involved with Liverpool, it's a global family. I could be anywhere around the world and I will find a Liverpool supporter who will share his experiences and talk about the next match.

"We know we're part of something special and something that's unique."

Werner has high hopes for the club with Jürgen Klopp as manager.

"I think our happiest times are still yet to come, the future is extremely bright," he adds.

"The club now has a remarkable manager who is world class, we have a number of world class players on the team. We're going to be building a new [facility] at Kirkby, where we're combining the first team with the Academy.

"We continue to strive every day to make the club stronger and better."