Ollie warns Hicks and Gillett: Liverpool belongs to the fans
Published 23:00 02/10/10 By Derick Allsop
Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has warned Liverpool’s warring owners to remember the club really belongs to the fans.
But he also urged those supporters to keep the faith and believe the club can be restored to its former glory.
Holloway takes his team to Anfield today relishing the prospect of entering one of the game’s “special” arenas and empathising with Liverpool’s tormented followers.
He said: “When you’ve got two big wigs and they’re not agreeing, it can rock the foundations of the club and this is rocking the foundations of one of the most famous clubs in the country.
“They have to remember who the club belongs to. They might back it and fund it, but it was there way, way before them and hopefully it will be there way, way after them.
“It’s the people’s club.
“It ain’t about you. You’re only the custodians. You need to guide it in the right way. It belongs to the fan in the street.
“My advice to fans is to keep supporting and keep believing because no-one can ever take away the history and tradition from you. I know it’s what Liverpool’s fans will do.
“There is a danger Liverpool will fall behind the Chelseas, Uniteds and Arsenals, but they can become the force they were. They have to go in one direction.
“They must get back to the tradition of working together. They need those at the top to do that. If they keep arguing, what chance have you got?”