Liverpool’s American owners are due to arrive on Merseyside this week in an attempt to repair the problems caused with the Luis Suarez’s handshake row, The
The Uruguayan’s refusal to shake the hand of Manchester United captain Patrice Evra brought negative attention to the club with United manager Sir Alex Ferguson criticising Suarez. The fall-out from the incident has been huge with Suarez, Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish, Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre and sponsors Standard Chartered all releasing statements.
Ayre’s statement was particularly damning, as he revealed the Uruguayan misled the club after saying he would shake Evra’s hand. Negative headlines about the club are reverberating around the world and the American owners of Liverpool are unhappy with the situation.
Owner John W. Henry and chairman Tom Werner were due to arrive in England for the Carling Cup final against Cardiff City on February 26th, but will fly over at the end of the week. Liverpool’s brand has been tarnished by this incident and Standard Chartered, the kit sponsor which signed a £80m deal in 2009 with the Reds, have discussed their concerns with the club.