Liverpool chief executive Rick Parry has attempted to reassure supporters fans concerned by some comments made by new joint-owner George Gillett.
Gillett, who has bought the club with fellow US businessman Tom Hicks, called the Merseysiders a “franchise” and “Liverpool Reds”.
“George maybe made that mistake a couple of times,” Parry told BBC Radio Four’s Today programme.
“If I went over there I might make the odd linguistic mistake.”
Parry also claimed the American takeover of the club was vital if the the club wanted to compete for honours.
“It’s been well known for three years we have been seeking investment.
“Without it we would not be able to build a new stadium or be competitive.
“Above all, what our supporters want is silverware and investment is vital to take that next step. The message is clear that this is the path to success.
“I don’t know if it’s about being the biggest. It’s about being the best and winning silverware. I believe we can do that.”
Gillett and Hicks have bought the club outright with no borrowing secured against the club.
Parry said: “The masterstroke George pulled off was to bring in Tom Hicks as his partner which had the effect of transforming his proposal, making it much stronger and much more compelling.”