18 Feb 2011

Former Liverpool FC owner wins legal round

7:41 am on 18 February 2011

Tom Hicks, the American former owner of Liverpool Football Club, has won a legal battle to seek damages over the sale of the Premier League club last year to the owners of the Boston Red Sox baseball team.

Hicks and fellow American George Gillett pledged last year to use all legal means to secure damages of at least 2.1 billion dollars over the contested sale of the club to John W. Henry's New England Sports Ventures for 640-million dollars.

Hicks and Gillett called the sale "illegal" and "an extraordinary swindle", but the board went ahead and sold the five-times European champions last October, with the blessing of major creditor Royal Bank of Scotland.