FanCast guest columnist Brian Leybourne feels that the last thing Liverpool need right now is unrest behind the
The sight of a Saudi billionaire
perched alongside George Gillett in the directors box at Anfield yesterday was
extremely welcome and signifies that giant strides are being made to secure
that 3rd party investor needed to kick-start the Stanley Park
project; promising signs you would think – that's if Tom Hicks was fully aware
of his presence yesterday.
According to reports in
the papers this morning, Hicks had no knowledge of Prince Faisal's arrival at
Anfield, who was apparently seen as a guest of Gillett and the belief is that
there is something more sinister behind it and his presence there was an
indication that perhaps that Gillett has found an investor who can assist him
in attempting to buy out Hicks' shares at the club. Why this may be the truth
or not, surely more boardroom unrest is the last thing we need?
It is known that the relationship
with Hicks and Gillett is a frosty one, but you kind of felt that after months
of mudslinging a truce had been reached and that they were prepared to work
together in the best interest of Liverpool and see the club and their
investment move forward; you just wonder if yesterday's little episode was a
sign that perhaps some battle lines are possibly set to be drawn out again.
We can only hope that isn't
going to prove the case and perhaps the media have goofed with their
assumptions of his visit, because we need everyone at this football club
pulling in the same direction. Christian Purslow is doing an excellent job
commercially, Kenny and the boys are sorting the academy out, while results are
certainly picking up on the pitch; therefore we don't need to see more power
politics behind the scenes that will subsequently affect our performance on it.