Ayre defends Henry's commitment

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Liverpool's principal owner John Henry remains fully committed to furthering the club's progress despite his continued absence from Anfield, according to managing director Ian Ayre.

The American, the lead figure in Fenway Sports Group who bought the Merseysiders in October 2010, has yet to attend a game this season, although business partner and Reds chairman Tom Werner has been present on occasions and will be again for the visit of Norwich on Saturday.

But Ayre insisted the lack of Henry's presence to see his second major sports investment - his other being the Boston Red Sox baseball team - does not mean anything. "I wouldn't read anything into John not being here," Ayre said.

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