By Ollie Irish
Big news. Liverpool FC is up for sale. American owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett have appointed Barclays Capital to find a buyer.
“Following numerous expressions of interest from third parties, the Club has engaged Barclays Capital to advise on the sale process,” a statement read on the club’s official website.
“The Club has the full support of its existing bankers for this process and has financing in place which will fully support the Club’s operations.”
And a statement by Hicks and Gillett:
“Owning Liverpool Football Club over these past three years has been a rewarding and exciting experience for us and our families. Having grown the Club this far we have now decided together to look to sell the Club to owners committed to take the Club through its next level of growth and development.
“We are delighted that Martin Broughton has agreed to take the position of Chairman, working alongside the club’s excellent senior management team. Martin is a distinguished business leader of excellent judgment and with a great reputation. He is a genuine football supporter and will seek to oversee the sales process in the best interests of the Club and its supporters.”