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Rafa Benitez is beloved by Liverpool fans. He can't help but tell them exactly what they want to hear, even when he's starting a new job at a completely different club. The Spaniard used his first round of interviews as Chelsea's interim manager to hit out at former Liverpool owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett.
This is starting to get really messy. A day after Liverpool owner John Henry penned a letter
trying to pacify the criticism of Liverpool's summer transfer dealings, the Supporters' group
Spirit of Shankly have fired back, calling for Liverpool chairman Tom Werner to be held accountable
for the way the club is being run.
John W Henry believes Liverpool have a long way to go to make up for the mismanagement of the club
by their previous owners.
Henry claims there is still much work to be done, both on and off the pitch, to get the Reds
heading in the right direction following the buyout by The Fenway Sports Group (FSG) in October
Liverpool's principal owner John Henry has warned fans it is a myth to think a new stadium will
transform the club's financial fortunes.
A new stadium in Stanley Park has been an ongoing drama for the Reds with previous owners Tom Hicks
and George Gillett committing significant sums to an abortive attempt to relocate the club.
Fabio Capello has held talks with Liverpool and has been invited to meet with owners Fenway Sports
Roberto Martinez and Andre Villas-Boas have also held meetings with Liverpool and are on the list
speak to the owners, and it is expected that they will be joined by at least one other candidate.
Frank De Boer is the latest to turn down the Liverpool job. So did Brendan Rogers who is going
slow with his coaching ambitions. Juergen Klopp on the short list has indicated his future is with
Borussia Dortmund. Similarly, Didier Deschamps finds no reason to leave Marseilles.
Liverpool allow Dalglish to leave with dignity - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has left Anfield after talks with the club's American
Dalglish had traveled to the US to meet with the Liverpool owners, where he presented his
end-of-season review, outlined his plans for next season and answered questions from John Henry and
Tom Werner about the missed targets this season.
Former Liverpool managing director Christian Purslow has revealed the Reds were one day away from
administration before the takeover of current owners Fenway Sports Group.
Purslow, a Liverpool season ticket holder, negotiated the sale to Fenway chief John W Henry and has
cautioned criticism of that regime's first year and a half in charge at Anfield.
Combine in an aesthetically and professionally displeasing dish including such sabermetric
anomalies as Jordan Henderson, Stewart Downing, Jose Enrique, Craig Bellamy, Jose Reina, Steven
Gerrard, Jay Spearing, Martin Skrtel, Daniel Agger, Glen Johnson and Luis Suarez.
Liverpool have reported a loss of almost £50million for the last financial year as the scale of
the club's stadium folly becomes clear.
Owners Fenway Sports Group wiped out debts of £200m when they purchased the club in October
But they were also forced to write off a further £35million related to the abandoned HKS-designed
Stanley Park project of predecessors Tom Hicks and George Gillett.
With former owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett back in the news, now's as good a time as any to
remember that as bad as this season has been, it could have always been worse. Plus Charlie Adam's
expected season-long absence is finally confirmed, and with the pre-season tour fully set it's time
to send Liverpool Football Club your money.
Reports that Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has opened talks with the club over a new contract
will come as no surprise to the Reds' loyal fans.
Few players command such respect, or hold a position of similar responsibility, at any club around
the World, let alone in England, and it's something that the club's American owners have been quick
Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina admits the stability brought by Fenway Sports Group restored his
faith in the club.
Reina revealed in his autobiography that he considered leaving Anfield for Arsenal in the summer of
2010 only for former owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett to block the transfer fearing it would
send out the wrong message to any potential buyers.
Liverpool FC has undoubtedly changed for the better since NESV (now Fenway Sports Group) wrestled
the club away from Tom Hicks and George Gillett. A year has now passed since the new regime took
over, but how has the change of ownership affected the players?
Has the day to day business of playing for Liverpool Football Club in the Premier League changed as
a result of new ownership?
In his autobiography, Pepe Reina implicitly criticised Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher for not
speaking out against the Liverpool's owners at the time, Tom Hicks and George Gillett. Gerrard has
now explained why he kept silent.
In his book, Reina states:
"The way I saw it, Stevie and Carra are the two principle members of our squad, the ones who the
people love and if they had said something maybe it would have put Hicks and Gillett under real
John Henry admits he was won round by Kenny Dalglish after initially wanting to appoint a younger
manager in the Liverpool FC hotseat.
Saturday marked the anniversary of Fenway Sports Group's protracted £300million LFC takeover that
banished Tom Hicks and George Gillett from the club.
One of Henry's first decisions as principal owner was to install Dalglish in place of deposed
manager Roy Hodgson on a temporary basis in January until the end of last season.
Liverpool have good day at the office as owners seek an equitable life | Paul
Kenny Dalglish's men have begun to turn the corner in their efforts to rebuild Liverpool's
standing in the market place Until this week there was the sense of it being one long handshake –
one big nod to the Kop tradition – but now Liverpool's new owners are getting down to business,
coveting a larger share of overseas TV rights and bemoaning the cost of modern players.
Kenny Dalglish banking on more surprises from Liverpool's Luis Suárez | Andy
The Uruguayan ran Manchester United ragged at Anfield last season and his manager is hoping for
a repeat from his No7 The mood, the manager, the net spend, the debt and the lack of revulsion at
American owners; the changes at Liverpool since the high court verdict that saved them from Tom
Hicks and George Gillett exactly 12 months ago are well-established now.
Tearing up the pooled TV deal is a recipe for the rich to get richer | David
Since the establishment of the Premier League clubs have divided TV revenue between them, but
this is under threat So, in relaxed, celebratory mood a year on from the court battle which ousted
Tom Hicks and George Gillett from Liverpool and installed new Americans, Fenway Sports Group, as
the club's owners, the managing director, Ian Ayre, mused out loud about breaking up the Premier
League TV deal.
Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina claims the club blocked him from making a £20million move to
Arsenal in the summer of 2010.
Reina admits he was tempted to leave Merseyside after returning from Spain's victorious World Cup
campaign last year to find the Reds in a downward spiral.
Manager Rafa Benitez had been sacked, while director Christian Purslow was desperately seeking new
owners to replace Tom Hicks and George Gillett as the club struggled under a financial crisis.
This time last year, Liverpool were in the midst of one of the most significant off-pitch events
in their recent history. It was a relatively important time for us here at the blog as well we were
around right at the start on October 5th, as things progressed throughout the day, when things
really took off late that night and into the next morning, and as the dust settled and we finally
had a clearer picture of who was actually involved.
Liverpool chairman Tom Werner insists the possibility of a ground-share with city neighbours
Everton is a 'dead issue'.
The Reds have long been considering stadium plans and the club's unpopular former owners, Tom Hicks
and George Gillett had pledged to build a replacement for Anfield in Stanley Park.
Liverpool has decided to proceed with their original, nine-year-old stadium plans once they have
secured the finance to start construction.
That means the alternative, futuristic stadium designs proposed by former owners Tom Hicks and
George Gillett Jnr have been ditched for good.
It also ensures there will be no fresh planning application required by the current American owners
to restart construction once a lucrative naming rights package is in place.
Within the last four years Liverpool have had four different managers; a fact you would never
have before associated with a club which has prided itself on being patient and allowing managers
time. A mantra synonymous with ‘The Liverpool Way'.
However it would be naive to not look past the surface of this fact and the events that have
surrounded this famous club over recent years.
Liverpool has reportedly made a sensational approach to former manager Rafa Benitez over a
potential return to the club.
As reported by the Mirror, Liverpool chiefs have sounded out the Spaniard, after being rejected by
Swansea City boss Brendan Rogers and former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola in their hunt for a new