Saturday, 17th April 2010

New Liverpool chairman Martin Broughton has described the club’s likely failure to finish in the top four this season as a "temporary blip". The British Airways chairman, brought in by US owners George Gillett and Tom Hicks to oversee the sale of the Anfield side, believes that there will be substantial interest.

Speaking in an interview about his new job, Broughton said that he thought any potential buyer would need to be working "on the financial basis of being in the top four" going on to speculate that no buyer would emerge if they could not work to a plan of keeping the club inside the top four and aiming for silverware.

The self confessed lifelong Chelsea fan also went on to state his view that clubs in English football are carrying too much debt. Broughton then confirmed that "it is unlikely that the winning bidder will have a large amount of debt in the transaction."


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