Liverpool FC issue statement following court victory

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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4 thoughts on “Liverpool FC issue statement following court victory”

  1. Great result. I’m sure Hicks and Gillett will be working frantically with their legal team to find some sort of loophole so until the club is sold I wouldnt be surprised of more drama.

    As for Broughtons, Purslows and Ayres part in this you have to commend them, especially Broughton. Hes played a blinder.

    I often questioned himself and the boards intentions for the club on this site. I dont apologise for that because like so many fans I just wanted what was right for the club.

    However I am glad to be able to hold my hands up and say I was wrong and its great to see the board have pulled us through this.

  2. It’s a wonderful day for the club and all its supporters. Hopefully the feel-good factor will transmit to the players for the games to come.

    My congratulations to the board especially Martin Broughton who had played a blinder! Can we sign you permanently?

  3. This is great, thank you to all that made it happen, well done and good bye to Hicks & Gillet – you have made more harm to our favorite club.

  4. Finally some good news. Broughton ,Purslow and Ayre may have got rid of Rafa. Well more Purslow and Ayre acutally.

    But in the end they saved the club as a whole. Credit it to them. When it counted they delivered. Martin proved to be a really shrewd and clever operator, Showed his mantle here.

    Now lets see what happens and hope for the best.

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