Liverpool fans have given a cautious welcome to Dubai International Capital’s takeover bid, urging their American owners to accept the offer.
Not for the first time in recent weeks, supporters are expected to express their dissent towards the regime of George Gillett and Tom Hicks during tonight’s Premier League match with West Ham.
Neil Atkinson, spokesperson for the Liverpool Supporters Union ’Spirit of Shankly’, told the Daily Telegraph: “Should DIC make their way into the club, they should be welcomed with caution – they may or may not have the best interests of the club at heart.”
Atkinson listed a number of perceived injustices by the current Liverpool owners – including delays in the construction of a new stadium and holding talks with Jurgen Klinsmann – before adding: “(DIC chief executive Sameer) al-Ansari talks about Tom Hicks’ valuation of the club being ’in dreamland’. Mr Hicks is further in dreamland if he thinks he will ever be accepted at LFC.
“If he tries to grin and bear it then it emphasises what we already know - he’s only in it for one reason: the money and the money alone.
“I’m sure Liverpool supporters will make their feelings known at the West Ham game – let Mr Hicks and Mr Gillett go now with their profit.
“Let us start again with new owners, keep our eyes open and work with them within our heritage and tradition.”