Prospective new owners of Liverpool FC, NESV have apparently said that they will walk away from the deal if RBS puts the club into administration and the club are deducted 9 points by the Premier League as a result.
New England Sports Ventures, headed by businessman John W Henry had a £300 million offer accepted by Liverpool’s board last week.
But as we all know, the validity of the sale is going to the High Court on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Tom Hicks refuses to go down without a fight, the low-life mongrel.
Chairman of the Liverpool, Martin Broughton and Board Member, Christian Purslow have both been quoted as saying they were extremely confident that the courts will approve the sale as they believe that Hicks gave RBS an undertaking in April not to block any sale of the club.
However, if the NESV bid is blocked by the High Court in London, then it appears that the club will go into receivership by RBS on Friday.
If and its a very big if, RBS do call in the debt then Liverpool FC will be deducted the 9 point penalty that will be imposed upon it.
I don’t believe that this will happen.
I hope that the court finds in Liverpool FC’s favour and allows John W Henry to take ownership of the club.
The rumours of NESV withdrawing their bid maybe just a method of putting pressure on the bank to allow for due legal process to take its course, in the event of an appeal by either side.
Or, if it turns out to be true, then maybe these prospective new owners are not the right candidates for the job.
Lets hope Broughton and Liverpool defeat Hicks and bring to an end to his sad reign and thus usher in a new era at Anfield.
We have suffered for long enough.