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Liverpool have confirmed that Tom Hicks Jnr, son of co-owner Tom Hicks, has resigned as a director of the club and parent company Kop Holdings.

Hicks Jnr stood down in the wake of a row with a supporter, who alleged the American had sent him abusive emails.

Casey Coffman has replaced Hicks Jr, with Philip Nash and Ian Ayre joining him as directors of both companies.

Coffman is the executive vice-president of Hicks Holdings, Nash is Liverpool’s chief financial officer and Ayre is the club’s commercial director.

A club statement read: “Liverpool Football Clubtoday announce that Thomas Hicks Jr has resigned as a director of both the club and its parent company Kop Holdings.

“Three new directors have been elected to the boards of both companies. These are Philip Nash, LFC chief financial officer; Ian Ayre, LFC commercial director; and Casey Coffman, executive vice president of Hicks Holdings.”

The Spirit of Shankly, a group of fans committed to the removal of Hicks Sr and Gillett, had called for Hicks Jr to resign on Sunday.

Liverpool supporter Stephen Horner wrote to Hicks Jnr to express his concerns over the lack of transfer funds for boss Rafael Benitez. First, Horner was branded an “idiot”. Then a second response from Hicks jnr said: “Blow me, ****face. Go to hell. I’m sick of you.”

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