John Henry at Liverpool board meeting

John W. Henry, the man fronting New England Sports Ventures bid to takeover Liverpool FC, is in attendance at the Club’s board meeting in London this evening.

Boston Red Sox principal owner John Henry celebrates on the field after his team won the World Series in Denver, in this October 28, 2007 file photo. The Liverpool board has agreed to sell the Premier League club to New England Sports Ventures, owners of baseball's Boston Red Sox, for 300 million pounds ($477.6 million), chairman Martin Broughton said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL SOCCER BUSINESS)

Following the high court ruling earlier today the Liverpool board are free to conclude a deal to sell the club – either to NESV, or to the other bidder Singapore businessman Peter Lim.

Also in attendance is former Arsenal director, Keith Edelman – who had a big hand in the development of the Emirates Stadium. It has already been revealed previously that representatives of NESV’s had a tour of Arsenal‘s new stadium and have studied their business model prior to making their bid to purchase Liverpool.

Despite Henry’s attendance at the meeting, Martin Broughton earlier admitted that he needed to take legal advice to determine whether he is obliged to accept the higher offer for Liverpool from the Singapore businessman Peter Lim. There have been so many twists and turns in this story over the last week or so that it would take a brave man to categorically predict how this one is going to end up.

An announcement is expected once the board meeting is concluded, announcing the new owners of Liverpool FC.

October 13th, 2010 has been one incredible day in the history of LFC!