Former Liverpool captain Phil Thompson has spoken of his delight that the club is on the verge of sale, but issues caution with the new owners.
It was announced today that a deal has been agreed to sell the club to New England Sports Ventures, headed by Boston Red Sox chairman John Henry. The deal should go through, subject to scrutiny by the Premier League and winning a legal battle against the current owners.
Thompson sounded very upbeat in an interview with Sky Sports News saying the sale, and exit of Tom Hicks and George Gillett from the club, will give Anfield it’s “feelgood factor” back.
He said, “The new owners have to be given a chance, yes they are purchasing the club for a lot less than other owners and yes there’s a lot of work to do, but let’s hope there’s some good news in the next two weeks.
“The talk was it would take a billion to take on the club. John Henry is only worth £550million – that’s just him – but hopefully the consortium is worth more than that because that’s what it’s going to take to get us up the football ladder.
“The club has earned a lot of money. Wages have gone up but money has gone on paying off the debts of Americans who said they wouldn’t put any debt on – that’s what’s hurt everybody.”
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