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Last Updated: Wednesday, 16 November 2005, 10:17 GMT
Nicol backs Kraft for Liverpool
March 2004 Thai PM in talks to buy stake in club
May 2004 Steve Morgan makes first bid
June 2004 Thai PM ends interest in Liverpool
August 2004 Steve Morgan's second bid rejected
Sept 2004 Thai media tycoon makes aborted investment bid
Dec 2004 Morgan abandons bid
Nov 2005 Kraft family linked with investment
Former Liverpool star Steve Nicol says US billionaire Robert Kraft would be a perfect investor for his old club.

Kraft has refused to rule out a link with Liverpool after talks with chief executive Rick Parry in the US.

Nicol is coach of MLS side New England Revolution, who are owned by Kraft, and delivers a glowing recommendation.

The Scot said: "Having the Kraft family involved in your club can only be good news. The people at Liverpool should certainly be happy at the prospect."

Nicol is the most successful coach in the Revolution's 10-year history and has led them to the MLS Cup final twice.

He said: "I can't say they've talked to me about Liverpool at all, but I do know their style and the way they do things and it is always very positive.

"Everyone in sport loves winning - that's why we get involved - but there are different ways to win.

"The Kraft family does it in the proper way. They genuinely care about their teams and who is involved with their teams.

"If you put it in simple terms, Mr Kraft is a great businessman and the guy is in the business of winning. But that is not just what he is all about."

Nicol added: "They want to be the best at everything they do and they do it by creating the right environment. They understand it is the whole package.

"They are interested in the team and everybody in the team, the whole staff and their families. It is not a question of some guy who sits and watches from his throne, they are involved in all the right ways.

"The bottom line is it's a pleasure to be working for the Kraft family. If they do follow up their interest in the English game, I can't help feeling it will do nothing but good for Liverpool FC."

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