Liverpool 9/4 to get a points deduction
WITH Liverpool's attempts to acquire new owners threatening them with a possible points' deduction, William Hill are offering odds of 9/4 that they will be handed a deduction during the current season - and 1/3 that they will not.
'Liverpool seem to be adopting a potentially high risk strategy which could cost them points which they will need if they have any aspirations of winning a European place this season' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
If the current American owners are successful in blocking the proposed sale of the club to potential buyers New England Sports Ventures or the bid is delayed beyond next Friday's deadline, the Royal Bank of Scotland could place the club into administration to release the money owed to them.
The Premier League would then be likely to deduct nine points from the Reds. Reports in today's press suggest the other clubs in the league would insist on the points deduction in such a scenario.
That would leave Liverpool, who are already in the relegation zone after a dismal start to the season, on minus three points and bottom of the table which would mount the pressue on Roy Hodgson.
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