Yesterday’s game at Hull City not only saw Fernando Torres land a hat-trick and Liverpool hit Hull for six, but co-Chairman George Gillett Jnr was in attendance to do some deals with a Saudi businessman.
The discussions were supposed to be about Nascar developments and football academies in Saudi Arabia, but it now appears that more important matters were on the agenda.
With Liverpool in huge debt it appears the two Americans are now considering making the waters even more muddy by introducing a third party to their complicated power-sharing arrangement at Anfield.
Speaking to Saudi media, Prince Faisal bin Fahd bin Abdullah said:
“We are currently seeking to buy 50 per cent of the shares in the club which is now suffering with debts worth £245million.
“The transaction, upon which a decision is close to be reached, will be worth 200 to 350million pounds.”
Fahd bin Abdullah chairs a Saudi investment firm called Fama.
While we welcome any investment in to the club from serious individuals with the aim of removing the staggering debt burden placed on us – we do not believe having 3 investors, none of whom have full control, would be in the best interest of Liverpool FC
After their broken promises it is clear to us that Liverpool Football Club would have greater ability to move forward without either Tom Hicks or George Gillett Jnr involved with our historic and great football team.