LFC – Mr Justice Lloyd grants injunction against Texas ruling


Mr Justice Lloyd has given the green light for the sale of Liverpool Football Club for the second day running, meaning Liverpool have had more victories in the High Court this season than the Premier League.

George Gillett and Tom Hicks have failed in their bid to stop the sale of Liverpool Football Club, but they are still proceeding with the lawsuit against Royal Bank of Scotland, the Liverpool board and New England Sports Ventures for damages to the tune of $1.6b.

The injunction from the Dallas court still stands, but Mr Justice Lloyd has granted an anti-suit injunction for RBS and the Liverpool board for the owner’s actions in Texas which has over-ruled the American injunction.

And according to Mr Justice Lloyd, “this case has nothing to do with Texas.”

As things stand, the deal that NESV have submitted is ready to go through, and after Peter Lim withdrew his offer for Liverpool earlier today, NESV will be hopeful of sealing the deal in the near future.

RBS and the Liverpool board will be hopeful of shrugging off the irksome litigation after Thursday’s ruling, and are ready to proceed with the sale of Liverpool Football Club.

After yesterday’s result though it remains to be seen whether Gillett and Hicks will have any more delaying tactics as they seek a financial gain from their Liverpool exit.

The legality issues surrounding the sale will still hang over Anfield when Liverpool travel to Goodison Park on Sunday for a game they are 2/1 to win.

The Liverpool fans will be hopeful of continuing the run of good news with a victory over their local rivals Everton, but the Toffees are priced at 11/8 to win.

Success in the court room can spill onto the pitch, Liverpool are 5/1 to finish in the top four. See the latest Barclays Premier League football betting odds market here.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.