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Fresh doubts have been raised over the future of Liverpool after co-owner George Gillett revealed relations with partner Tom Hicks are now "unworkable".

BBC Sport understands Hicks is aiming to take sole control of the club, while investment group Dubai International Capital also wants to invest.

But Gillett said: "This partnership has been unworkable for some time."

It means, says Gillett, that selling his share of the club to Hicks is now "an untenable alternative".

He added: "We were very fair. We gave our partner a long period of time to try to make arrangements to buy us out.

"We didn't put pressure on him but he ultimately did not get to the finish line.

"In the meantime, because of the things he said, the fans' reaction has been so negative towards him - and towards us if we sold to him - that has now made that an untenable alternative for us.

When your public persona is more important than the facts, it's tough to have a rational relationship."

In a lengthy interview with radio station Fan590 in Canada, Gillett went on to say:

"(The fans) do not want him (Hicks) to have any controlling interest in this club - they do not even want him to have any ownership in the club."

"He (Hicks) threatened to block me selling to Dubai - that was certainly one of the things that made the fans upset."

"Lord knows DIC have the money; with oil prices going up every day, that's not an issue. They certainly have the history and they are fans. I think they would have been very responsible owners."

"It's been very difficult for my wife - we receive many phone calls in the middle of the night threatening our lives - death threats."

"Instead of thinking about selling I might think about buying."

"The pieces on the chess board are moving", regarding his plans for his stake in the club.
However, despite the threats, Gillett revealed he and his son Foster - a club director - intend to travel to England to attend one of the upcoming games against Arsenal next week

"It's been very difficult for my wife - we receive many phone calls in the middle of the night threatening our lives - death threats."

"Instead of thinking about selling I might think about buying."

"The pieces on the chess board are moving", regarding his plans for his stake in the club.

However, despite the threats, Gillett revealed he and his son Foster - a club director - intend to travel to England to attend one of the upcoming games against Arsenal next week

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Cheers to continued 'pool turmoil! :D Let's hope it lasts forever.

For purely machiavellian reasons, I hope they do go on a bit of a run from now to the end of the season - like beat arsenal and lose to us in the CL final. I wouldn't want them to have any reason to change their manager.....

I'm quite happy with Rafa right where he is. :D
 

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hehe i totally agree! lets hope rafa stays..because then we can assure that liverpoo will not be a title threat lol i hope this turmoil continues so everton can reach 4th!!
 
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