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Spirit of Shankly planning two days of protests against Liverpool owners

Liverpool supporters' group Spirit of Shankly are planning two days of protests starting this weekend against the club's unpopular American ownership and the financial institutions which have lent them money, reports the Daily Mail. The group are encouraging all fans to take part in a sit down protest after Saturday's match with Sunderland.

Prior to the fixture Spirit of Shankly will hold an emergency general meeting to discuss the recent revelations that Hicks plans to secure a refinancing agreement which will allow to stay on for a further two years.

A statement from the association said: "We would like as many supporters as possible, to make their feelings known towards the owners during the Sunderland match, using banners, flags and songs.

"We ask everyone in the ground to make their voices heard - let everyone know you will no longer tolerate the current owners.

"Following the match, irrespective of the result, we intend to hold a sit in protest. Regardless of where you sit, remain in the ground and make your views heard. Gather at the front of the stand you are in, with flags and banners, and make your voices heard."

Spirit of Shankly have urged supporters to follow a similar course of action the following week, when Blackpool visit Anfield.

The statement continued: "To build on the momentum of this protest and to increase pressure on the owners, we are also proposing a day of action at the match against Blackpool.

"We will start this day with a mass march to visibly show our anger towards the owners and those responsible for our current situation.

"It will also be an opportunity to show support for what we want to achieve - genuine supporter involvement in how Liverpool Football Club is run.

"Following on from the march we want fans to take the atmosphere generated into the ground and make sure the whole world knows how we feel."

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