Dubai Investment Capital have spoken to the Liverpool Echo about the collapse of the Liverpool bid – still angry at David Moores and the Liverpool board.
A spokesman for the DIC investment group suggest reds Chairman David Moores had a moment of madness.
“If the fans want to know what’s happened, David Moores suffered what I can only describe as a mental aberration, just when the agreement was about to be reached.
“The fans are bemused, and we at DIC are just as bemused by the past few days.
“Liverpool Football Club has been looking for years and years for an investor, going through numerous suitors. They came to the conclusion DIC were the best people. We’ve been working closely with advisors for the last six to eight weeks, and spent a lot of time preparing a deal.
“We are genuine supporters who not only wanted to invest in the club, but to do so by keeping Mr Moores and Rick Parry in place. The announcement was going to be made this Monday.
“Then, 10 days ago, we heard from the press George Gillett had made another bid. No-one from Liverpool told us this, and when we asked what was happening they said they didn’t know why a bid was made other than to muddy the waters.
“Then we read a formal statement from Liverpool announcing Gillett’s bid last Friday. Again, DIC were informed by a journalist.
“This lack of communication made our guys tense.
“On Tuesday, we expected the board meeting to accept our proposals. Instead, we found out the board was discussing George Gillett’s offer, once again through the press.
“Even on Tuesday night we could get no answers from Mr Moores and Mr Parry, even though we had a representative at the West Ham match.
“The people back in Dubai thought they weren’t being told what’s going on.
“There was no ultimatum given, but we did make it clear we needed to know quickly if the press conference was going ahead on Monday because DIC officials needed to know if they should book their flights.
“Once word got back to Dubai on Tuesday there were no answers from Liverpool, the word from on high was this is bad for our reputation and it all stops right now.
“We can’t understand what had changed since December 4 when after a long search, Liverpool announced we were the best people.”