The man who sold Liverpool and bid for Chelsea reveals the extent of the Premier League's financial dominance

Martin Broughton and Kenny Dalglish at Anfield
Martin Broughton and Kenny Dalglish at Anfield (Image credit: Getty Images)

Not many people have been involved in the takeover of football clubs as Sir Martin Broughton has.

The lifelong Chelsea fan and former British Airways chairman successfully oversaw the sale of Liverpool Football Club in 2010, having been appointed as temporary chairman by the Royal Bank of Scotland as the Reds teetered on the brink of administration under Tom Hicks and George Gillett’s ownership in 2010.

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Matt Ladson is the co-founder and editor of This Is Anfield, the independent Liverpool news and comment website, and covers all areas of the Reds for FourFourTwo – including transfer analysis, interviews, title wins and European trophies. As well as writing about Liverpool for FourFourTwo he also contributes to other titles including Yahoo and Bleacher Report. He is a lifelong fan of the Reds.