Liverpool are unlikely to win any silverware this season, and that’s not something which is acceptable to the majority of supporters. Especially with arch-rivals Manchester United threatening to clean up this season. Many fans are hoping that new owners and a big cash injection could be the way forward, although that doesn’t appear close to happening at the moment.
The Liverpool Daily Post reports that talks are virtually dead in the water between the American duo and a Kuwaiti consortium, mainly because Messrs Gillett and Hicks have set their asking price too high. According to a spokesperson for the potential buyers, no deal will go through unless the current owners lower their sights on the amount of cash they will receive.
“Things are going really badly because they are asking for too much,” said Abdulla Al-Sager, who’s among the potential investors headed by Kuwait’s Al-Kharafi family.
“I don’t think anything will happen unless we get a better price, but we are still talking,” Al-Sager added.
Liverpool supporters, you must be looking forward to the day where Hicks and Gillett have washed their hands of the club, although the day of reckoning seems further away than ever. It’s not a great economic climate to be holding out for a big price, although it’s hard to see the American pair walking away after cutting some severe losses. What’s your take on matters?