Purslow declares LFC “back to business”

Chief executive of Liverpool soccer club, Christian Purslow, arrives at the High Court in London October 12, 2010. The battle for ownership of Premier League side Liverpool moved to London's High Court on Tuesday as the unpopular American owners fought to block the sale of one of the world's most famous soccer clubs. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: BUSINESS SPORT SOCCER)

Liverpool Managing Director Christian Purslow says it is “back to business” after today’s court judgement ruled in favour of the club and the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Current owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett were told they did not have the power to remove Purslow and Commecial Director Ian Ayre from the club’s board, and so the board may sell the club to who they wish.

Purslow said after the hearing at London’s high court, “RBS were granted a mandatory injunction which effectively means that the removal of Ian Ayre and myself was not valid and the board is exactly what it was before the Owners sought to do that.

“We are absolutely delighted at this result. We can now get back to the business, as a board, of looking after our football club and that’s what we are going to do.

“We will consult with our legal teams and will make further announcements in due course. But it’s back to business. ”

The board are expected to meet early this evening to make a decision on which bid for the club to accept.

New England Sports Ventures is expected to be named the new owner of the club within days.