Liverpool owner John Henry picked the right time to fly across from America to watch his team in action, seeing the Reds beat Tottenham 3-2.
Even better, he was able to see £16 million summer signing Mario Balotelli score his very first Premier League goal, to give his side the three points.
Spurs had twice fought back from losing positions, but still landed up suffering their third straight loss at Anfield, even if this was a stark improvement on the 4-0 defeat last season.
Chairman Daniel Levy did not looked at all happy with the defeat, pictured at Anfield with a stern look on his face as his side dropped back behind rivals Arsenal in the table, days after winning the North London derby.
The Mirror had reported John Henry was in the city not just to watch the game but to oversee the latest development work taking place on Liverpool's new stand, with construction currently taking place. The work will add 8,500 to the stadium's current capacity.
Tottenham have stadium issues of their own ongoing, with a High Court legal challenge being heard later this month between the club and a local business, who do not want to be moved from their current premises to make way, report The BBC.
The two clubs sit just one place and one point apart in the Premier League table with Spurs narrowly ahead. The Reds are only four points back from the Champions League spots.
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