American pair convinced Reds to ditch DIC

February 2, 2007
The two American tycoons set to take over Liverpool convinced chairman David Moores of their plans at a secret meeting earlier this week.

George Gillett and Tom Hicks, who both own NHL ice hockey teams, flew to England to present Moores and chief executive Rick Parry with their provisional offer.

That meeting was enough for the Liverpool board to turn down a rival offer from Dubai International Capital.

It is understood the decision by Hicks, who also owns the ...

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