Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Liverpool Fans Launch Takeover Initiative
Associated Press, January 31st, 2008 4:45PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

The unrest at Liverpool continues. While the backroom has made peace, the club's fans are so desperate to replace owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett that they've started a fundraising scheme to oust the Americans. Described as a "longshot" member-share scheme by the Associated Press, the group, called Share Liverpool FC, will today begin collecting funds for the $1 billion takeover.

The shareholder model is similar to the one adopted in Spain by the likes of FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao. Share Liverpool is appealing to 100,000 fans to each contribute up to $10,000 in order to raise the necessary funds. The project is headed by soccer academic Rogan Taylor, who views it as an important step toward righting the Liverpool ship, "which has been plunged into uncertainty this season."

Rafael Benitez's Reds lost yet again Wednesday night, 1-0, on a last-minute penalty from West Ham midfielder Mark Noble. Liverpool is now seventh in the Premier League, 17 points behind league leader Manchester United and three points out of the fourth and final Champions League slot.

Read the original story...



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Man United Mulls Midweek Friendlies Abroad    
The BBC reports that Manchester United is thinking about playing potentially lucrative midweek friendlies abroad since ...
Cole "Never Expected" to Play Against Lampard in UCL    
AS Roma defender Ashley Cole said he was surprised to come up against former Chelsea teammate ...
Suarez Ban Upheld in FIFA 15     
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is not currently playable in the "career mode" of FIFA 15, the ...
Simeone: Juve a "Final"     
It may only be Matchday 2 of the UEFA Champions League, but Diego Simeone is already ...
Report: Pardew's Job Safe-for Now     
Newcastle United is currently 19th in the Premier League table and winless in six games so ...
Life on the road with Badgers    
What's life like on the road in the fall for a Division I soccer player? For ...
Messi Surpasses 400 for Club and Country     
Four-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi surpassed 400 goals for Barcelona and Argentina on Sunday, netting ...
Jimenez Notches First Goal for Atleti    
Raul Jimenez scored his first goal for Spanish champ Atletico Madrid in Saturday's 4-0 romp against ...
Rooney Apologizes for Sending-Off     
Wayne Rooney on Monday apologized to his Manchester United teammates for the red card he received ...
Jurgen Klopp: 'We Will Be Back'    
Borussia Dortmund fell to 12th-place in the Bundesliga table after losing the first Rivier-derby of the ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives