Moores admits mistakes, calls on Gillett and Hicks to leave

Former Liverpool chairman David Moores has written to The Times newspaper to express his thoughts on the current ownership situation at Anfield.

Sports - September 25, 2007

Moores sold to Tom Hicks and George Gillett in February 2007 after 16 years as chairman, but the American’s tenure has been riddled with broken promises, lies, huge debts and no new stadium. Moores remains the honorary life president of the Club but resigned from the board in June 2009 following the dismissal of former chief executive Rick Parry.

Now Moores has broken his silence over the American ownership of the club that has lead to massive debts being placed on the club – despite assurances to the contrary from Hicks and Gillett when they purchased the club. “I call upon them to stand back, accept their role in the club’s current demise, and stand aside with dignity” writes Moores in The Times.

Moores admits mistakes were made, incredibly admitting that while they looked into George Gillett’s affairs, “To a great extent, we took Tom Hicks on trust, on George’s say-so”. Yes, a multi-million pound transaction of Liverpool Football Club was done largely on ‘trust’ – when only a quick ‘google’ of Hicks found his rotten record at Corinthians in Brazil.

The full article appears in The Times on Wednesday.