Liverpool chairman Martin Broughton remains confident the takeover of the club will go through despite Tom Hicks and George Gillett obtaining an injunction to block the sale.
The proposed £300million deal with New England Sports Ventures (NESV) was blocked on Wednesday after the club’s current owners, Hicks and Gillett, gained an injunction in a Texas court to stop the sale of the Anfield outfit.
Earlier on Wednesday a takeover looked to be in the offing after the High Court in London ruled Hicks and Gillett could not prevent a change of ownership.
However, Hicks and Gillett have challenged the sale by securing a temporary restraining order to prevent the deal going through.
The American have described the prospective deal with NESV as an ‘epic swindle’ and are seeking $1.6billion damages against The Royal Bank of Scotland, Liverpool board members and NESV.
Despite the latest setback, Broughton is confident that the sale will go through after accusing Hicks and Gillett of ‘trying every trick in the book’.
“They are trying every trick in the book, but keep the faith,” Broughton told Sky Sports News HD.
“We will keep trying. I haven’t heard anything [this morning] I haven’t had time.”
Asked if he remained confident of doing the deal with NESV, Broughton added: “I always remain confident.”