Featured Matches
Previous
Vitesse Arnhem
Chelsea
5:30 PM GMT
Game Details
AEL
Zenit St Petersburg
1
0
LIVE 80'
Leg 1
Game Details
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
FC Copenhagen
0
0
LIVE 71'
Leg 1
Game Details
Grasshoppers
Lille
0
1
LIVE 30'
Leg 1
Game Details
Feyenoord Rotterdam
Besiktas
6:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Legia Warsaw
Celtic
6:45 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Aktobe Lento
Steaua Bucuresti
2
2
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
FK Qarabag
SV Salzburg
2
1
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
AEL
Zenit St Petersburg
1
0
LIVE 80'
Leg 1
Game Details
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
FC Copenhagen
0
0
LIVE 71'
Leg 1
Game Details
HJK Helsinki
Apoel Nicosia
2
2
LIVE 87'
Leg 1
Game Details
Grasshoppers
Lille
0
1
LIVE 30'
Leg 1
Game Details
Feyenoord Rotterdam
Besiktas
6:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Ludogorets Razgrad
Partizan Belgrade
6:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Standard Liege
Panathinaikos
6:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
AaB
Dinamo Zagreb
6:15 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
NK Maribor
Maccabi Tel-Aviv
6:30 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Legia Warsaw
Celtic
6:45 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Vitesse Arnhem
Chelsea
5:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Chesterfield
Aston Villa
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Hartlepool United
Middlesbrough
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Walsall
Leicester City
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
York City
Nottingham Forest
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Brentford
Espanyol
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Bury
Blackburn Rovers
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Chester City
Tranmere Rovers
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Peterborough United
Charlton Athletic
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Plymouth Argyle
Yeovil Town
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Port Vale
Bolton Wanderers
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Sheffield Wednesday
Newcastle United
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Southend United
Queens Park Rangers
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
St Neots Town
Luton XI
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
DC United
Toronto FC
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
New England
Colorado
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Chicago
Vancouver Whitecaps
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Real Salt Lake
New York Red Bulls
ESPN2 1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Bolívar
San Lorenzo
12:15 AM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 0 - 5
Game Details
At. San Luis
Santos
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Mérida
Toluca
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Morelia
Necaxa
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Veracruz
Oaxaca
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Atlas
Dorados de Sinaloa
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Celaya
Puebla
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
UNAM
Atlante
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Novo Hamburgo
ABC
10:30 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 0 - 1
Game Details
CR Vasco da Gama
AA Ponte Preta
1:00 AM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 2 - 0
Game Details
Bragantino
São Paulo
1:00 AM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Internacional
Ceará
1:00 AM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Manchester City
Liverpool
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Los Caimanes
César Vallejo
6:15 PM GMT
Game Details
UTC
Juan Aurich
8:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Universitario de Deportes
Real Garcilaso
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
U. Católica
Mushuc Runa
5:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Emelec
Deportivo Quito
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Independiente del Valle
Club Deportivo Cuenca
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Olmedo
El Nacional
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Liga de Loja
LDU Quito
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Manta F.C.
Barcelona
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Antigua
Municipal
9:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Washington Spirit
FC Kansas City
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Houston Dash
Seattle Reign FC
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Next
 Posted by ESPN Staff
Sep 25, 2006

Grounds for concern over Liverpool's new stadium?

On the pitch Liverpool march back into Champions League combat this week while off it, key shareholder Steve Morgan is once again emerging as a major player in the club's financial future.

Boss Rafael Benitez will be looking for a confidence-boosting victory over Galatasaray on Wednesday, but there is almost as much interest on the boardroom politics as Liverpool struggle to find the £180million it will cost to start work on their new stadium.

They are being asked by local councillors and officials who hold the purse strings to £20million of European and government grants, to prove they have the cash by the end of the week.

Whether they can do that depends on the outcome of more informal talks between Morgan - the club's third largest shareholder - and the board.

But sources close to Morgan insist that the building tycoon, who has moved back to the area from Jersey and now lives in a purpose-built mansion in Cheshire, has not made as yet his fifth bid to buy his way onto the board.

And he has also rejected any suggestion that he would be willing to become part of a consortium to buy out chairman David Moores.

The source said: 'There are senior shareholders who want to see Morgan and Moores work together on the same board, but Morgan has not made another bid just yet and won't become involved with anyone else.

'He prefers to row his own boat on such things.'

Morgan and Moores have been at loggerheads for years over who owns and runs the club, and majority shareholder Moores has always blocked Morgan's desire for a seat on the board.

But with time running out on Liverpool's bid to put together a financial package to keep their stadium plans on course, Morgan could become the pivotal player over the next few months.

The key could be whether Moores is prepared to release 15,000 of unsold shares, which Morgan could buy. Shares are valued at around £3,300 at the moment, and that could bring £50million of Morgan's money into the club.

The board are currently considering other proposals, one from a Dubai investment fund and another believed to be from a southern-based consortium.

But there are now prominent voices inside Anfield who would love to see Morgan and Moores bury the hatchet and work together for the future of the club.

That will be decided over the next few months, while Benitez will hope to have more Champions League points on the board by then to secure the side's immediate future on the pitch.

And a repeat of Saturday's 3-0 win over Spurs would certainly fit the bill, a game which saw Chile winger Mark Gonzalez score his first league goal for the club.

Gonzalez believes there is plenty more to come from him as he said: 'I like it that all the fans knew me and were watching me before I joined the club, because then they know the kind of player you are and the qualities you have.

'Now it's up to me to show them, because if people know what to expect, there's no reason why you can't show it.

'I feel I can contribute a lot of goals here, scoring and creating, just like I did in Spain. I always look for goals, and I think I'm the type of player who can get them.

'I want to show everything I have in my game. Right now I don't think I've shown everything for many reasons.

'I've not played a lot and I'm not used to English football yet. Hopefully that won't take long, but it's not easy. As soon as I adjust I'm sure I will be a different player.

'I'm happy with what I've done for now, with scoring two goals, but I'm determined to do a lot more.'

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.