New England Patriots owner, Robert Kraft, has revealed that the lack of competitive balance and parity was the main reasons that prevented him taking over Liverpool in 2005.
Speaking ahead of the Patriots visit to Wembley, on Sunday, Kraft claimed that he was extremely interested in striking a deal with Liverpool back in 2005; however felt the lack of a financial cap in this country meant it wouldn't be an even playing field for clubs to challenge for honours.
Kraft has not ruled out making a move for Liverpool again in the future, providing the situation was right.
"I wanted to do that deal with Liverpool but we only go into business ventures where we believe we can compete at a high level, because we like winning consistently.
"One good thing about the NFL is that there is competitive balance and parity.
"I don't want to be in a situation where someone is spending £100million more than I am on the payroll." (Guardian)