Over 10,000 Liverpool fans are set to show their anger against the current ownership and any possibility of a refinancing deal taking place, by marching on Anfield this afternoon before their North West derby against newly promoted Blackpool.
Fans of the Merseyside club have recently spoken in their huge worldwide numbers of their unhappiness not only with current American owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett still at the helm of the club, but also with the possible refinancing deal which Tom Hicks is currently embarking on in an attempt to gain sole control of the Anfield outfit.
While given the clubs current financial situation, many fans would be happy to see some much needed investment come in to help bolster the transfer fund in particular, the pride which many followers of the Reds have towards their club is underpinned through their belief that any money which is brought into the club should come from revenue streams which are provided by the supporters.
Hicks’ recent efforts to take control of the club saw him attempt to get financial backers in the form of investment firm The Blackstone Group. However mass outcry from the fans and a letter sent to those in power at the firm, is believed to have played a contributing factor in their withdrawal of any support towards the American’s plans.
Recent home games against Manchester United and Sunderland have seen a number of fans not only march on Anfield prior to the games, but also stage sit in’s to futher highlight their anger towards Hicks and Gillett. While these actions have served to underline the power which the Liverpool masses have on the say of their club, recent comments made by a number of individuals including club ambassador and Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish, it is thought that their voices are starting to also have an affect on what is happening in the board room.
With not only the pressure on the board, but also the media interest in the situation intensifying, fans of the Merseyside club are looking to step up their efforts in the coming weeks as they look to ensure their voices are heard and that the future of their club has a prosperous outlook for the long term, following its tradition of walking in unity with its fans as the go in search of success.
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