Reina concerned by Liverpool situation

Reina concerned by Liverpool situation
Jose Reina

Goalkeeper Jose Reina has admitted the ongoing takeover saga surrounding Liverpool has left the club in “chaos”.

Current owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett have launched a legal challenge to the the proposed £300m (€342m) takeover by New England Sports Ventures, describing it as invalid and insisting the offer under-valued the club.

The High Court case is set to begin tomorrow.

The Royal Bank of Scotland could choose to call in the £237m (€270m) acquisition debt owed by Hicks and Gillett, due for payment in full this Friday should the NESV takeover deal be blocked by the court, which may lead to Hicks and Gillett’s Kop Holdings company being placed in administration and the club being docked nine points by the Premier League.

Reina was quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror: “It’s still too soon to talk about the takeover because there is still some chaos down there.

“I’m worried. I’m worried because of the situation of the club. But I am also optimistic and I think we’re going to bounce back and be our best in a few months. At least that’s what I hope.

“The only thing we can do is play football and the things that are going on around the club, the ownership situation and all that, is out of our hands.”

He added: “All that we can do now is hope and pray for a good finish and a very good ending.”

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