Martin Broughton and Christian Purslow outside court
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Chaotic scenes as Hicks and Gillett lose Liverpool FC case

Liverpool have moved a step closer to being sold to new owners, with New England Sports Ventures hoping to have a £300m bid accepted by the board.

Mr Justice Floyd ruled in the High Court that current owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett had no power to block the sale to the Boston Red Sox owners.

Amid chaotic scenes outside the High Court, Liverpool chairman Martin Broughton said a new board would be reconstituted which would decide who to sell to.

Liverpool fans yelled protests at the absent American owners who they blame for the club's predicament.