Reds’ board meeting in London

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The Liverpool FC board are meeting in London and a statement from the club is expected this evening (Friday).

The board consists of co-owners George Gillett and Tom Hicks – who remain in the USA – managing director Christian Purslow, commercial director Ian Ayres and chairman Martin Broughton.

Reds boss Roy Hodgson, when asked about the progress of transfer target Brad Jones, said “I haven’t spoken to Christian Purslow because he is in London with the rest of the board but I’m hoping that transfer will take place and the sooner the better.”

Jones, the Middlesbrough goalkeeper, is expected to finalise a move to Anfield shortly, costing in the region of £2m.

A statement from LFC is expected shortly on the progress of the talks with potential new owners of the club.

UPDATE: Statement from LFC (Friday evening)

The Liverpool FC Board has reviewed a number of proposed bids for the club at a meeting held today.

The Board will continue to act in the best interests of Liverpool Football Club and its supporters, doing all that it can to ensure that the Club is ultimately sold to a buyer who has the resources and real commitment to give it a long-term, stable and secure funding position for its plans.

The sale process is continuing. However, its timing and outcome remain uncertain. In the meantime, we will not comment on rumour and speculation.

The waiting game continues…