NESV, headed by John W Henry, completed its £300m takeover shortly after Liverpool co-owners, Tom Hicks and George Gillett, lifted the block that was stopping the sale of the club.
Liverpool director Ian Ayre confirmed the deal just before 4 pm today (15 October).
The club’s major creditor, Royal Bank of Scotland, set today as the deadline for the £240m it is owed to be repaid before putting the club into administration.
NESV, owner of the Boston Red Sox baseball team, can now begin devising a plan to rebuild Liverpool FC’s morale and start developing a strategy to start leveraging the venerable football club brand to drive revenue. Read a feature on potential overseas sponsorship and licensing deals here.
Liverpool are currently 18th in the Premier League and face Merseyside rivals Everton tomorrow (16 October).