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David Moores, a former leader of Liverpool, passes away at 76

After relinquishing his majority ownership in the team in 2007, David Moores served as Liverpool’s chairman for 16 years starting in 1991. During his tenure at Anfield, Liverpool won 10 major trophies, including the Champions League in 2005.

At the age of 76, David Moores, a former owner and chairman of Liverpool, passed away.

Moores held the position of chairman of Liverpool from 1991 to 2007, and after relinquishing his controlling ownership of the team in that year, he was appointed honorary life president.

During his 16-year reign, Liverpool won 10 significant trophies, including the Champions League in 2005.

Only a few weeks had elapsed since the passing of Moores’ beloved wife of 39 years, Marge.

The Moores family held a dominating ownership position at Liverpool for more than 50 years until David took over at Anfield in September 1991.

During his time with the club, he oversaw the appointment of Roy Evans, Gerard Houllier, and Rafael Benitez as Liverpool’s managers. He also assisted club president Rick Parry in overseeing the club’s 1992 entry into the then-new Premier League.

To draw outside funding to help build a new field, Moores sold his majority ownership to Tom Hicks and George Gillett in 2007.

The Americans were quickly booted out in a dramatic boardroom battle after fierce fan resistance, and the bank RBS called in a £237 million loan, which resulted in a sale.

In December 2019, Moores visited Anfield for the first time in ten years to watch Jurgen Klopp’s team demolish Everton 5-2.

In a statement, the Liverpool FC club said they were all thinking of David’s friends and family during this trying time.

Kenny Dalglish, a former player and manager, posted on Twitter: “David Moores’ loss has deeply devastated both Marina and me.

“He was a devoted supporter of Liverpool who succeeded in taking the team’s leadership position and made noteworthy achievements.

“We offer our condolences to his family. Everyone who knew him will genuinely miss him. RIP.”

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