Been a while since we've heard about Tom Hicks's adventures in Liverpoo
l -- where he's headed this week, matter of fact, in advance of Liverpool FC
shoot-out with Chelsea. And depending upon which UK paper you read, the owner of Your Texas Rangers and Dallas Stars is either looking to sell
, most likely to a Middle Eastern interest ...
Hicks and co-owner George Gillett have to sell up by the summer. It is about the only thing they agree upon. They borrowed the money to buy the club and the loans are due to be repaid in July. So, just as before the Americans moseyed on down to
Anfield two years ago, a proud old club is being touted for sale around the planet.
... or holding on to The Reds
no matter what.
Reports in Texas suggest that Hicks has reaffirmed his desire to remain involved with Liverpool, telling friends in Dallas they "shouldn't believe what they read" about his desire to sell up and that he was instead seeking investors who could buy out [co-owner George] Gillett.
In semi-related news, Paul Lukas of ESPN.com
calls the Rangers' new batting helmets
"a truly magnificent stroke of idiocy."