Most disgruntled of all were the 10,000 Liverpool supporters who stayed behind at Anfield after the final whistle to emphasise their bitter resentment toward George Gillette and Tom Hicks, the current owners of the club, whose unstable influence has come to epitomise the rickety beginning of Liverpool’s campaign. Gillette and Hicks are trying to sell the club, but are waiting for a bid at around the £400 million mark to ensure a sound profit can be made from their time in ownership. Sunday saw sources at the Royal Bank of Scotland – who own most of the clubs £282 million debt – considering recalling its money as the search for new buyers of the club continually falters in the face of the American’s profiteering. Sunday’s reaction to the 2-2 draw against a determined Sunderland side has echoed the call for change at all levels at the club, with manager Roy Hodgson to Managing Director Christian Purslow both expressing a desire to see a definite shape to the clubs future, and Commercial Director Ian Ayre and Chairman Martin Broughton suggesting they would be happy to push through a sale of the club without American consent. The draw is the latest in a run of results that has seen Liverpool win 1 of 6 league matches, most recently losing at home to League 2 Northampton Town in the Carling Cup.
Another club whose fans were angered this weekend were the home fans at Arsenal. The Gunners are witnessing a consistent rise in the number of teams who can counter their fluid passing game; this time West Brom came to their Emirates Stadium and took all 3 points in an exciting 2-3 game. The match saw Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia burden his future with speculation after shovelling a regulation stop into his own goal and giving the Baggies the lead they would eventually win by. On Saturday, Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp joked that Arsenal manager Ars