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Liverpool set for High Court return

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The battle over the future of Liverpool FC returns to the High Court on Thursday after the American owners used the US courts to prevent a sale of the club.

Mr Justice Floyd had given a ruling in London on Wednesday that meant the English directors of Liverpool could agree a £300 million takeover by John W Henry's New England Sports Ventures.

But before the board could make any decision, Tom Hicks, one of the American owners, secured a temporary restraining order from a Texas court.

Mr Justice Floyd had totally rejected Mr Hicks and George Gillett's attempts to stand in the way of the sale in a ruling which should have left them helpless to intervene.

Both the Liverpool board and NESV believed a deal could be reached on Wednesday night but the last ditch intervention by the American owners meant more court action is necessary.

The case will go before Mr Justice Floyd again on Thursday afternoon.

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