ECHO comment: Liverpool fans deserve truth

TODAY’S news that plans for the new Liverpool FC stadium are to go on hold is just the latest in a series of hammer blows for Reds fans.

Unsurprisingly, it is claimed it is just a ‘short-term’ delay.

But many supporters, and even experienced analysts, will suspect it is, in truth, a clear indication that controversial American owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett simply don’t have the financial clout to build it at all.

They have already piled their own personal debts – including a crushing £30m annual interest bill – onto the club and, in turn, its supporters.

Today’s news is bound to lead to renewed calls for them to go.

Particularly if they do not have the money or the methods to take one of the world’s greatest football clubs forward.

Who can blame the overwhelming majority of fans for wanting rid of them? And fast.

It’s well known Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai, the world’s fifth-richest man, remains keen to buy the club from them.


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