Moores despairs at Reds unrest

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Former Liverpool chairman David Moores admits he feels heartbroken over the boardroom unrest at the club.

Ex-supremo calls for owners to sort out mess

Former Liverpool chairman David Moores admits he feels heartbroken over the boardroom unrest at the club. Liverpool have found themselves in the headlines for the wrong reasons again in recent days, as the conflict between co-owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett escalates. The latest twist to the boardroom wrangling came on Thursday when Hicks issued a letter to Reds chief executive Rick Parry calling for him to resign. Moores, who sold his stake in Liverpool to Gillett and Hicks in February 2007, admits he fears for the club if the American duo do not resolve their differences and he has accused the pair of misleading him about not burdening the Reds with huge debts.


"It's heartbreaking. I'm almost lost for words about the damage that's being done to the club at the present time," Moores told the Liverpool Echo. "I do feel let down. With everything that's going on, I have to feel let down. This is not how I foresaw it and I'm sure it's not how the fans foresaw it. "If I could have afforded to take the club forward I would have done, but I couldn't. I didn't have the sort of money you need for a new stadium and £30-40million-a-year for new players. "So I had no option. I would love to still be in charge but I would have held the club back." Moores has accused Gillett and Hicks of not fulfilling their promises over funds for the club's new stadium and squad strengthening. "They talked about putting the money in and the new stadium and having no debt on the club," added Moores "At the time I think we all felt it would be a good deal but it's not all materialized.
"It needs to be resolved as quickly as possible. The two owners don't agree on a way forward and unity is essential. "They have got to stop thinking of themselves and start thinking of the club, its values, its traditions and its heritage. They have to do what is best for the club and get it sorted as quickly as possible because what is happening at the moment is not doing it any good." Moores admitted he fears the club are turning into a laughing stock as a result of their off-field problems "We should now be focusing on continuity, stability and working our socks off towards enjoying what will hopefully be a super night in Moscow" for the Champions League final," continued Moores. "But when things are played out like they are at present, it virtually makes the club a laughing stock and that's not acceptable."

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