Liverpool fans plan protest against owners

Liverpool fans are planning a protest at Anfield on Thursday evening following the news that the club are attempting to force Rafa Benitez out of Anfield with a £3m pay off.

While supporters may be divided on their thoughts on Benitez himself, what they are united in is their hatred for owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett.

Supporters are now left with little confidence that the two Americans, who recently put the club up for sale, along with new chairman Martin Broughton, a lifelong Chelsea supporter and banker, will make the right decision.

There is also anger at the way the club have conducted themselves during the process, one again proving that Hicks and Gillett do NOT understand the Liverpool Way. Leaking stories to journalists when the manager is on holiday is not the way to conduct business.

There is also anger at the fee of £3m – less than what former chief executive Rick Parry, who was instrumental in selling to the Americans, received.

The protest will take place at 6pm at Anfield.

The message is clear, Gillett and Hicks are ruining OUR Football Club.