Everyone Into the 'Pool
Liverpool co-owner John Henry and his wife Linda Pizzuti take their seats before their UEFA Europa League football match against Naoli at Anfield in Liverpool, north-west England, on November 4, 2010.

Henry, Pizzuti Take In Liverpool's Magical 3-1 Comeback Win
Hal Steinbrenner Huddles with Yankees Brass in Tampa, Targeting Cliff Lee

Gerrard 2nd Half Hat Trick Makes It a Happy Home Debut for The Henrys
In Case You Weren't Watching: NESN.com Is Live Blogging All LFC Matches

Liverpool Echo lede: "He leapt out of his seat, punching the air in delight, completely immersing himself in his first experience of an Anfield European night.

What threatened at one stage to be a rather anti-climatic home debut for John W Henry turned out to be something rather more memorable and, as he left the famous old ground, Liverpool�s new owner will have realised he had witnessed something very special."

Meanwhile Yankees Top Brass Is Getting Busy
With Baseball Down in Tampa ...

Yankees Ready to Begin Pursuit of Lee
Steinbrenner, Cashman, Levine, Trost, Afterman spent Monday and Tuesday
Huddling at the Yankees Complex To Prioritize Winter Plans

"What I can tell you is we're looking at the free-agent market every year, and there are always areas of improvement. The free-agent market is certainly a big thing we look at. We're going to have plenty to spend and we're going to enter into it.

"We know we're expected to field a championship-caliber team and we're going to do what it takes to do that, so if we have to get creative in a trade, or if we have to go out for a big free agent, we're going to do it. We do have some money coming off." -- Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner to 1050 ESPN

Meanwhile, Back Over in England, Sox Owner John Henry's
Busy Rebuilding the Liverpool Football Club...

Henry Reassures Fans He Won't Allow Club to Be Weakened in January
LFC Owner: 'We Intend To Build This Club the Right Way'

"We have recently read stories about our intentions for the forthcoming January transfer window and have a sense of humour about this type of inevitable speculation.

"As everyone knows we are new to English football, but not to sport, and we are studying all options. Opportunities and value will drive spending in January and in the future.

"Our clear focus from day one of our ownership has been - and will be - to improve the club and focus on what it will take to put Liverpool FC consistently in a position to challenge for trophies.

"We intend to build this club the right way.

"Stories about our top players leaving are destructive and unwarranted but we realise that this kind of speculation is also common.

"We intend to build on the strength of the current squad, not undermine it. And I can reassure our supporters that we have no intention of allowing the team to be weakened going forward." -- Red Sox owner John Henry, Oct. 29, Telegraph.co.uk

Meanwhile, Look Forward to Another Bridge Year in Boston
Sounds Like Sox Young Talent Won't Be Ready Until 2012

Henry, Werner Talk Sox on a Plane

Question: Last year became known, unfortunately, as the Year of the Bridge . . .

John Henry: "Not because of us. When you are a general manager, you say a lot of things and somebody can pick up on one and make it a major issue. [Epstein] said that because we felt that by 2012 we�d have some young talent that�s going to be ready. I don�t know why that was perceived as a negative. For me it was a positive." -- John Henry, Tom Werner Q&A on the plane with the Globe's Stan Grossfeld

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

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Boston Herald:

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