October 13th, 2010
10:35 AM ET

Judge clears way for sale of Liverpool FC

A British High Court judge ruled against the American owners of Liverpool Football Club Wednesday in their bid to stop the team's sale to a U.S. group.

The judge said Tom Hicks and George Gillett have no right to veto the sale and refused their right to appeal.

Hicks and Gillett had gone to court Tuesday to fight the team's acquisition by New England Sports Ventures, the owners of baseball's Boston Red Sox.


The club's board approved the deal last week without the consent of Hicks and Gillett as a way to rescue the club from its financial problems and put it back on a winning path.

Hicks and Gillett, however, said through their lawyers that superior offers had been on the table and were not chosen. They have said they feel the offer by NESV does not match their valuation of the club.

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  1. Munyaradzi Charumbira

    They shld juss sell the club they're probably the worst football adminstrators to ever own Liverpool.

    October 13, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  2. susan pinches

    lets just sell the club and get back on track where we should be at the top

    October 13, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jasper

    Thnk God that the case has bn settld we wil now walk and never to stumble wth the NESV taking over the club.4LFC fans out there Wil Never Walk Alone.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
    • JR

      i know that things will be better now for the best team in the EPL..
      GO LIVERPOOL

      October 13, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. dixie

    Keep it up Hicks, 3rd division here they come haha, serves them right!

    October 13, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Brett

    Glad to see my MLB team buy my football club. LFC Ottawa and LFC Toronto. YNWA

    October 13, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |