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Liverpool board wins right to sell but another court battle looms


Updates at 0029 GMT, Thursday after Texas court injunction and Liverpool statement.

Liverpool were given the go-ahead to sell the club when a High Court judge backed the club's board but another court battle could be on the cards after current co-owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett obtained an injunction in Texas to block the sale.

The High Court ruling on Wednesday morning suggested the agreed 300 million pound ($477.2 million) sale to New England Sports Ventures, the owners of the Boston Red Sox would go through and that feeling was strengthened at around 8pm when John Henry, owner of the Red Sox, arrived for a Liverpool FC board meeting.

However, there were more doubts raised a few hours later after Hicks said a Texas court had granted a temporary restraining order prohibiting the sale of the club to NESV.