Thursday, 14th October 2010

After a day of drama in the battle to own Liverpool, the club have responded to the restraining order won yesterday by Tom Hicks and George Gillett in Texas to slap an injunction on the sale to New England Sports Ventures (NESV). Following defeat at the High Court in London for the American pair, they headed to a courtroom in Texas to quickly obtain the injunction as Liverpool’s board were meeting with NESV owner John W Henry to rubber stamp the deal.

Liverpool made the following statement on their official website:

"Following the successful conclusion of High Court proceedings today, the Boards of Directors of Kop Football and Kop Holdings met tonight and resolved to complete the sale of Liverpool FC to New England Sports Ventures.

Regretably, Thomas Hicks and George Gillett have tonight obtained a Temporary Restraining Order from a Texas District Court against the independent directors, Royal Bank of Scotland PLC and NESV to prevent the transaction being completed.

The independent directors consider the restraining order to be unwarranted and damaging and will move as swiftly as possible to seek to have it removed." 


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