Liverpool going through a difficult period of transition – LeBron James

NBA star and Liverpool shareholder LeBron James admits the Reds are going through a "period of transition"

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LeBron James is a minority stakeholder at Liverpool Photo: Keith Allison, via Wikimedia

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Liverpool are going through a difficult “period of transition”, according to Reds shareholder and Miami Heat star LeBron James.

The 27-year-old helped the Heat win the NBA Championship title in June and was named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player – as well as the Finals’ MVP – en route to helping his side beat Oklahoma Thunder.

James, who knows about triumphing over adversity following his controversial move from the Cleveland Cavaliers to Miami in 2010, admits the Reds’ future is unclear with Brendan Rodgers replacing Kenny Dalglish at the club in June.

“It’s a difficult for the club right now,” James told the Daily Mail. “Liverpool are a team in a period of transition at the moment, so I don’t know what they can achieve.”

James, who won gold at Beijing Olympics in 2008 with the USA’s basketball squad and is currently preparing for London 2012, revealed his love for Britain’s most popular sport.

“I’m happy London is the host city for these Olympics and the USA team is going to try to go over there and do what they set out to do,” he added.

“I love football. I love to watch it, read up on it. I fell in love with it after watching it. I have a new respect for what they do, the shape they’re in. It’s just like basketball where you have to be a team first of all.

“If you see some of the plays they make out there, they’re kind of basketball plays. They cut and move, just with their feet.

“They’re passing with their feet while we pass with our hands, to try and set someone up for a goal.

“We try and do the same thing in basketball, where if someone is open we try and set them up for an easy basket. I definitely love the sport.”

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