Saturday, 14th August 2010

Liverpool appear to have played down hopes that a takeover deal will be done before the end of the current transfer window. Some interested parties and fans alike were hoping the club could pass into new ownership before the summer window slammed shut, thereby giving manager Roy Hodgson some much needed extra funds.

A statement on the club’s official website read:

"The Liverpool FC Board has reviewed a number of proposed bids for the club at a meeting held today. 

"The Board will continue to act in the best interests of Liverpool Football Club and its supporters, doing all that it can to ensure that the club is ultimately sold to a buyer who has the resources and real commitment to give it a long-term, stable and secure funding position for its plans. 

"The sale process is continuing. However, its timing and outcome remain uncertain. In the meantime, we will not comment on rumour and speculation."

An admission of uncertainty will come as a disappointment to the club’s fans. There had been an amount of expectation that Liverpool would be in a position at this stage to announce a preferred bidder, but those hopes appear to have been misplaced.




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