Today’s Independent doesn’t make happy reading for fans of Liverpool FC, nor manager Rafael Benitez. Both parties would clearly like to see the back of the Gillett-Hicks ownership but the paper reports that a formal offer from Arab investment group DIC has not materialised and the American are instead going to refinance their £350 million debt.
Last night, Hicks issued a statement insisting he had no intention of accepting an offer for his stake in the club. “I have not received any offer to purchase the club from the DIC or anyone else, much less accepted any such offer,” he said.
“Nor do I have any intention of doing so. Whoever is behind this false report, the facts are that I and my family have always been, and remain, fully committed to co-owning the club; that no one in my family has ever indicated any intention or desire to sell our stake in the club; and that we expect and intend to be co-owners of the club, and to actively and enthusiastically support the club’s manager, players and fans for many years to come.”
Liverpool fans, is the future of your club looking bleaker than ever? Surely Benitez is now on borrowed time, especially after being so cruelly undermined by owners claiming above to enthusiastically support him?!