14 Oct 2010

Prospective Liverpool owner Henry attends board meeting

10:57 am on 14 October 2010

John W Henry, the man whose company is hoping to buy the Liverpool football club, has arrived in London for a meeting with the board after a court ruling earlier in the day cleared the way for a sale.

The American's New England Sports Ventures agreed to buy the Premier League club for 300 million pounds last week but a legal battle between the board and current owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett stalled the deal.

A High Court judge has now ruled that the owners, who had tried to block the deal by attempting to sack members of the board, could no longer stop it.

The 18-times English champions have also received a 320 million-pound offer from Singapore billionaire Peter Lim and Wednesday's meeting in London is likely to end with an announcement about who will buy the club.

Henry, whose NESV company owns Major League Baseball's Boston Red Sox, wrote earlier on his Twitter feed: "Well done (board members) Martin, Christian & Ian. Well done RBS. Well done supporters."