Saturday, October 2, 2010

Carragher: Takeover Has To Be Perfect

Jamie Carragher has urged Liverpool not to hurry their search for new owners in order to preserve the club's long- term future. Captain Steven Gerrard joined the veteran defender in applauding fans who stayed behind after last weekend's 2-2 draw with Sunderland to protest at the current regime of George Gillett and Tom Hicks, with the deadlines on their loan deals in its final countdown. October 15 is the designated doomsday for the Americans to repay their £237million debt to the Royal Bank of Scotland but Carragher has urged chairman Martin Broughton and the rest of the Anfield board to take time in finding the right buyer for the club. The 32-year-old fears that a rushed deal could see events during Gillett and Hicks' tenure repeating themselves in the future but also having far- reaching consequences for future generations of Liverpool supporters. He said: "I think there is a sense of frustration amongst the fans about what is happening, and perhaps that makes them especially critical of what they see on the pitch. "But the ownership situation is not something that's going to be sorted quickly, you cannot put a deadline or time scale on it. It is a massive decision for the club, it 's not about the players who are here now. We are looking 20 or 30 years down the line. "It's got nothing to do with keeping players who are here now happy. It 's about the future of our club, for our children. "There is also the stadium to think about - it is a decision that we have to get right. " Ahead of Sunday's visit of Blackpool, Carragher also called on his team mates to up their creative ante in a bid to end Fernando Torres' frustrating start to the campaign after netting only once in Liverpool's opening six Premier League games. "It's up to us to create chances for him. History shows if you create enough, you 've got a 25-30 goal striker on your hands As a team we 've got to do a little bit more," he added.

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