Following the successful ruling this morning which sees Hicks and Gillet virtually at the exit door of Liverpool, the current chairman Martin Broughton has revealed that the Liverpool board will meet to discuss all bids for the club on Wednesday evening.
It had been thought that if the court rules against Hicks and Gillet that the club would automatically be sold to John W Henry’s New England Sports Ventures for £300million. But following a late bid from Singapore billionaire Peter Lim it is not clear anymore what is going to happen. Lim has promised £320m in cash and a £40m transfer kitty for the January transfer window.
My understanding was that NESV had already signed a deal with Liverpool which would mean they have the right to buy the team and no more bids would be taken. But that is clearly not the case considering what Broughton had to say after the court hearing.
“The board has to be reconstituted and then re- sit this evening,” he told Sky Sports News.
“I can’t pre-judge what the board will say. It would be inappropriate to pre-judge this.
“We will get the right owners for the fans.”
So it seems that Lim is still in with a shout. I guess if the board meets tonight, hopefully by tomorrow we will know who our new owners will be.