Mixed reactions for Liverpool fans over possible sale

October 6, 2010

SOCCER-ENGLAND/Liverpool supporters will be glad to be possibly getting rid of their current U.S. owners but probably did not envisage another set of Americans taking over.

The board of have agreed the sale of the club to New England Sports Ventures (NESV), the owners of Major League Baseball’s Boston Red Sox.

However, like everything with Liverpool at the moment, the sale may not be straightforward as the club will first have to resolve a legal dispute with the current owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett who had sought to sack members of the board in a final bid to keep control of the club on Tuesday.

Manager Roy Hodgson must be tearing his hair out with all this coming on top of the team enduring its worst start on the pitch for more than half a century.

He wanted the issue resolved but if the sale does go through, will the new owners keep Hodgson on?

Neutrals will be looking out for any baseball quirks they might try to bring in at Liverpool, like that famous organ music or supersized hotdogs and foam hands.

Being a Liverpool fan is never dull.

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