Unbelievable things have been happening at Anfield this season. In fact, it’s more accurate to say that they’ve been happening in the U-S of A on behalf of the Merseyside club and that’s probably what makes it all the more grating for Liverpool fans. After the Reds’ co-owners undermined Rafael Benitez earlier in the season, it was with an air of disbelief to discover that Tom Hicks had written to chief executive Rick Parry, asking him to step down.
The Guardian report that, as you might expect, the latter is far from pleased about this discovery, especially in a week where the Reds secured a famous European win against Arsenal, sending them through to the semi-final of the Champions League.
Parry earlier branded Hicks’ efforts to remove him from office as “offensive”. “I’ve not seen the letter,” he said. “You guys know a lot more about the letter than I do. My family saw it on Sky Sports, so they were delighted. This week, I shouldn’t be the story, the story should be the team. It’s offensive to the players, the manager, the fans, in the week when we had another great European triumph there’s more dirty linen being washed [in public].”
Meanwhile, it appears that Liverpool’s other co-owner, George Gillett, has thrown his support behind Parry. Little wonder, seeing as Parry is reported to have favoured him over Hicks on a number of occasions. Once again, the good name of Liverpool FC is being dragged through the mud for no good reason, surely the Moores family and Rick Parry are regretting the day that they agreed to sell the major shareholding to the American duo.