As the Liverpool backroom continues to lick the wounds from its recent civil war, American business mogul Robert Kraft has publicly declared his interest in the English Premier League club. As Dubai International Capital hovers above the unsettled atmosphere at Anfield, waiting to buy out Liverpool owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett, Kraft tells Sky Sports News, "We haven't ruled [a takeover bid] out completely."
Kraft told the British broadcaster that he's met with Liverpool director David Moores, who was chairman prior to the club's takeover by Hicks and Gillett last year. "I spent a lot of time with Mr. Moores and his group in Liverpool and we know something about building an opportunity," he said. "I want to be able to win whatever we do. But there are no rules in terms of spending on players. We would never want to be in a business where we couldn't compete and right now some of the structure doesn't allow you to compete on a level playing field."
Kraft owns the Super Bowl-bound New England Patriots and the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer. He is also founder, chairman and chief executive of the Kraft Group, which owns the sports teams in addition to manufacturing and real estate development firms. "The fan base in Liverpool is a lot like the fan base of the Patriots when we bought them," Kraft said.