Royal Bank of Scotland won their action against Tom Hicks and others in the High Court this morning.
Liverpool Football Club issued the following statement after hearing was over:
We are delighted that the court has clarified the issue of board composition and has removed the uncertainty around the sale process.
We will now be consulting with our lawyers and planning for a board meeting tonight. A further statement will be made in due course.
Martin Broughton said after the hearing that it would be “inappropriate” to comment on the outcome of tonight’s board meeting, but there let slip the suggestion that the outcome was already known. Pressed a number of times by reporters he eventually said that the process had been started to find the right owners for the club, and finished by saying: “We’ve got the right owners.”
He also sent a message of thanks to supporters: “I want to thank the fans for all the support they have given. The club has a great future.”
The barrister acting for Tom Hicks refused to make any comments outside court.
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