Saturday, October 16, 2010

NESV Confirm Liverpool Takeover

John W Henry has been confirmed as Liverpool's new owner having finally secured the £300 million takeover of the club. John W. Henry and Tom Werner will take over the club. Henry was told of the news on Friday that Tom Hicks and George Gillett had 'folded' in their bid to cling onto the club, and would be now pursuing only a legal action for £1 billion ($1.6 billion) damages - which will be rigorously defended in court. ESPNsoccernet was informed that Henry was naturally happy to have fought off the late attempts by Hicks and Gillett to remain in power and an insider at the talks revealed late on Friday: ''It's a done deal.'' A statement confirmed the purchase. When the owners of the Boston Red Sox first signed a deal to buy Liverpool, they made it clear their intentions to transform the club, slowly, quietly but efficiently. A spokesman for Henry and the New England group commented: "NESV wants to create a long- term financially solid foundation for Liverpool FC and is dedicated to ensuring that the club has the resources to build for the future, including the removal of all acquisition debt. "Our objective is to stabilize the club and ultimately return Liverpool FC to its rightful place in English and European football, successfully competing for and winning trophies. "Since 2001, New England Sports Ventures has made successful investments in sports and entertainment properties. Our portfolio of companies, including the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park, New England Sports Network, Fenway Sports Group and Roush Fenway Racing are all committed to one common goal: winning. "NESV wants to help bring back the culture of winning to Liverpool FC. We have a proven track record, shown clearly with the Boston Red Sox. The team has won two World Series Championships over the past six years. We will bring the same kind of openness, passion, dedication and professionalism to Liverpool FC."

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