September 13, 2008

Liverpool fans preparing for protest against owners ahead of Manchester United match

A group of Liverpool fans naming ‘The Spirit of Shankly group’ is expected to protest against the club’s unpopular owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett ahead of the high-profile clash with Manchester United. All Reds fans are furious and angry with the owners due to a number of reasons. First of all, the two owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett are keeping a clear distance with club manager Rafael Benitez, making a serious impact on the team management.

Since taking over the club, the two owners failed to keep their words regarding a new stadium of Liverpool. Recent reports suggest that the owners are struggling to collect enough funds to initiate a new stadium. Moreover, the club owners are reportedly not funding on player transfer as per the wish of Rafael Benitez. Recently, Liverpool manager Benitez accused the board of failing to secure Aston Villa midfielder Gareth Barry who was Benitez’s target all through the summer.

Even the relationship between the two owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett has not been as good as it is needed for the well being of the club. Gillett once said that his relationship with Hicks had reached in a position termed as ‘unworkable’. Though he later admitted that his relation with Hicks had improved substantially, the anger and worry of Liverpool fans now seems to have reached at its peak with the clubs looking no improvement in any aspect. Meanwhile, reports also have it that the Dubai International Capital, who had earlier been interested to become the owner of the club, before Gillett and Hicks took over, is still interested to buy the shares of Gillett and Hicks.

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