Bill Gates and Robert Kraft were offered opportunity to buy Liverpool

Comments()
Pool
Court documents show the American billionaires had an opportunity to purchase the Reds in 2010.

American billionaires Bill Gates and Robert Kraft had the opportunity to purchase Liverpool in 2010, according to court documents.

Tom Hicks and George Gillett agreed to sell the Reds in April 2010, with Microsoft co-founder Gates and New England Patriots owner Kraft among those approached in a worldwide search for new ownership. Kraft also owns the New England Revolution in MLS.

Examining the USA's goalkeeper depth chart

The revelation came in documents made public by the New York State Supreme Court, New York County, as part of a legal battle involving U.S. hedge fund Mill Financial, Gillett and the Royal Bank of Scotland.

In a deposition, former Liverpool chairman Martin Broughton was asked: "Did you understand that there was at least an attempt to contact Bill Gates and Bob Kraft in the U.S.?" He responded: "Correct."

New England Sports Ventures — now known as Fenway Sports Group — ultimately bought Liverpool in October 2010.

Next article:
Isco is the best player in the world, says Rafael van der Vaart
Next article:
I haven't seen Guardiola or Klopp do that – Lampard slams Bielsa's Leeds spying presentation
Next article:
'We always play to win' - Real Madrid's Casemiro defends loss against Leganes
Next article:
Liga MX transfer news: The latest rumors and chisme in Mexican soccer
Next article:
Madrid were 'weak' in Leganes loss, says Solari
Close