The owners of the Boston Red Sox baseball team yesterday agreed to buy Liverpool soccer club for 300 million pounds ($481 million), ending a legal fight for the 18-time English champion.
Damien Comolli, brought to Liverpool to buy and spot talent, is leaving less than 18 months after being hired by the English Premier League club’s U.S. owners.
Manchester City fell to its first Europa League soccer loss of the season as Russian duo Zenit St. Petersburg and CSKA Moscow maintained their perfect records to lead five teams into the last 32.
A group led by the owners of the Boston Red Sox moved closer to a 300 million-pound ($475 million) buyout of Liverpool soccer club after a judge blocked an attempt to stop the sale.
Liverpool Chairman Martin Broughton said the 18-time English soccer champion agreed to be bought by John W. Henry’s Boston Red Sox holding company for about 300 million pounds ($476 million).
Roy Hodgson said the pressure is building after Liverpool lost its first game under new ownership.
Liverpool fired manager Kenny Dalglish after the 18-time English soccer champion’s worst league finish since 1994.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. media, with clickable links to the Web.
"We really do not have financial fair play, or at least people are not abiding by it."
- John W. Henry on Sep 25, 2014