Former Liverpool owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett want more than $1 billion in damages for the forced sale of the 18-time English soccer champion. They'll ask a judge in London this week whether they can pursue their case.
Liverpool’s board said a temporary restraining order obtained in Texas yesterday by owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett blocked the sale of the English Premier League soccer club to the operators of the Boston Red Sox.
George Gillett and Tom Hicks ’s ownership of Liverpool will lead to the pair losing 140 million pounds ($222 million), the team’s chairman said after agreeing to sell England’s most successful soccer club to John W. Henry ’s Boston Red Sox holding company.
Liverpool’s board agreed to sell England’s most successful soccer club to John W. Henry ’s Boston Red Sox holding company over the objections of owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett , who vowed to resist an offer they said is too low.
Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc asked a London judge to reverse changes to Liverpool’s board that would block the soccer club’s planned sale to New England Sports Ventures LLC for 300 million pounds ($474 million).