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Liverpool FC say board agrees sale of club

Liverpool FC say board agrees sale of club
The Liverpool board has agreed the sale of the British soccer club to New England Sports Ventures (NESV), the owners of Major League Baseball's Boston Red Sox, the English Premier League club said on Wednesday, Reuters reports.
Liverpool FC say board agrees sale of club
However, the sale may not be straightforward as the club will first have to resolve a legal dispute with the current owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett.
Liverpool FC say board agrees sale of club
Hicks and George Gillett had sought to sack members of the board in a final bid to keep control of the club on Tuesday.
Liverpool FC say board agrees sale of club
(L-R) Liverpool's chairman Martin Broughton, Kenny Dalglish and chief executive Christian Purslow. Broughton said he was disappointed the current owners had 'tried everything to prevent the deal from happening'.
Liverpool FC say board agrees sale of club
Fans have held many protests calling for their departure, blaming the club's poor on-field performances on a lack of new players and could be nervous that they will be getting yet more American owners.
Liverpool FC say board agrees sale of club
Liverpool's Commercial Director Ian Ayres (L) and Liverpool Chief Executive Christian Purslow.