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George Gillett has accused his Liverpool co-owner Tom Hicks of causing turmoil at the club and insisted he will never sell his shares to his fellow American.

Gillett and Hicks, who each own 50 per cent of Liverpool, have fallen out with neither prepared to let the other take over the club.

Gillett was speaking after Hicks had branded Liverpool chief executive Rick Parry’s reign as “disastrous” and reiterated his demand that he resign.

“I am saddened at this latest outburst from Tom Hicks,” said Gillett in a statement.

“If Tom wanted a serious discussion on the issues to help the club move forward, he should bring his views to the board and not to Sky Sports.

“Here we are, a few days away from a vital Champions League semi-final match and Tom has once again created turmoil with his public comments.

“Tom should stop. He knows that Rick Parry has my support and that airing his comments in this way will not change my position.

“His failure to discuss this with the Board or the management committee is significant.”

Hicks also claimed in his interview that it was Gillett and Parry were the prime movers behind November’s talks with Jurgen Klinsmann, something that Gillett contests.

“I was also taken aback by his version of the events as reported,’ Gillett added.

“Tom needs to understand that I will not sell my shares to him and that we need to find a way forward that is properly funded and truly in the best interests of Liverpool Football Club.

“The real business of winning matches and running and developing the club is what we should all be focused on at this moment.”

Chelsea closed the gap on Man Utd to just 2pts after beating Everton, but will still need the Red Devils, who have a game in hand, to slip-up. Click here for the latest Premiership Betting!

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