Liverpool Football Club, the sorry mess that it is at the moment, are in the process of being sold from Americans George Gillett and Tom Hicks to Boston Red Sox owner John W. Henry. Though the sale will take quite a long time to formalize, particularly as massive levels of debt need to be leveraged and sorted out, Reds’ supporters are already hitting out against yet another American owner. The expected £300m deal would push Gillett and Hicks out of Anfield after almost four years on Merseyside. With the world economy taking a nose dive from the fall of 2008, Liverpool, and Gillett and Hicks in particular, have lost millions, crippling the club’s ability to invest in infrastructure or new players. There is little question that the financial health of the club has led almost directly to the disastrous seasons, at least by Liverpool’s lofty standards, in 2009 and 2010. Currently Liverpool sit in eighteenth place on just six points with nearly twenty percent of the season passed.