Date: 15th November 2010 at 2:41pm
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Liverpool Director of Football Strategy Damien Comolli will outline his plans publicly this week, according to the Mail on Sunday. Comolli is expected to hold meetings with agents and various people connected with the Reds before publicly outlining his role at the club. John W Henry believes Comolli will stick closely to the philosophy that underpinned NESV’s success with the Boston Red Sox. Replying to questions put forward by the Red and White Kop fan site, he said:

“Damien has a philosophy that is similar to ours and what has made us successful in Boston. But he is just our first appointment. We don’t know English football, but we do know the sports business and what it takes to be successful. You must first of all have the right people in place and you must be able to give them the resources they need to be successful.”

Comolli has been appointed by NESV to help develop the club’s focus on youth talent and Henry emphasised this in his Q&A with RAWK:

“I’ve been to the academy three times and I’ve met with Jose Segura and Rodolfo Borrell. They are key people for the future of Liverpool. They know their work is now a major priority for us. I’ve made a personal commitment to them. We intend to give them the resources to build LFC for the future. We need “top four” young players. They will not produce a quick fix, but our philosophy in football will be based on the long-term. That is what has made Arsenal and Manchester United so strong. They understand something we understand in Boston – to be consistently strong on the field, you must have a consistent flow of young talent that has be nurtured and developed the right way. We will focus on that. That is also the philosophy of Damien Comolli.”

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