The runaway Premier League leaders and Premier League Champions elect Liverpool, are being sued over a £15m kit sponsorship deal concerning the Gibraltar based BetVictor, with brokers of the deal WinLink, claiming they are owed over £1.125m as a part of the deal.
BetVictor sponsored Liverpool football club’s training kit during the seasons 2016/17 to 2018/19, with a senior executive at WinLink being instrumental in putting the 2018/19 European Champions in touch with the sports betting and online casino operator.
A ‘remote’ High Court session will commence next Monday and a spokesperson for WinLink has stated that they were: “heavily engaged over a number of years in securing a successful introduction… and in assisting to bring about a sponsorship deal.”
While Winlink’s barrister Andrew Sutcliffe, QC added that WinLink: “spent significant time and effort in building the relationship between Liverpool and BetVictor.”
However, Liverpool refute the suggestion, with their barrister Robert Anderson, QC, stating that WinLink: “Had nothing to do with the execution of the £15 million training kit deal. Winlink is not entitled to commission because the introductions were made two-and-a-half years before the 2016 deal.”