DEMANDING letters and pressure from the bank are never a positive but, where Liverpool’s dysfunctional owners are concerned, the benefits are there for all to see.
It has emerged that Tom Hicks and George Gillett will be hit with a fine that could reach £20m by the Royal Bank of Scotland if they do not sell up before the end of the month and there is no doubt their patience has snapped.
This is the latest embarrassing episode for the pair and the clearest sign yet that, come the end of this calendar year, they will be jettisoned once and for all from Anfield.
It is understood RBS were furious that Hicks and Gillett failed to accept an offer of investment of £113m from the Rhone Group in the spring, which would have helped ease the pressure on the club’s current £237m debt.
Supporters, however, need not worry about the £20m coming from the club’s funds; the fine the RBS could eventually take hoping will be paid directly by Hicks and Gillett.
Hicks and Gillett have until October 6 to pay off the £237m debt to RBS but if they do not, the RBS will call in the debt.