Purslow parts company with Liverpool FC

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Liverpool Football Club managing director Christian Purslow leaves law firm offices in London October 14, 2010. Tom Hicks and George Gillett's ownership of Liverpool was hanging by the slenderest of threads on Thursday after a High Court judge ruled against their bid to block the club's sale for the second successive day. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER)

Liverpool Football Club has announced that former Managing Director, Christian Purslow will now step down from his roles at the club as special advisor and non-executive director.

Purslow was instrumental in bringing down the regime of former owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett at Anfield, after a turbulent few years for the club. He has now overseen the completion of the sale to new owners Fenway Sports Group.

Liverpool Chairman Tom Werner said this afternoon, “We will always be grateful to Christian for his vital contribution to the Club during his time as Managing Director and latterly as Special Advisor.

“He has played a fundamental role in securing the future of the Club and in the sale of LFC to new ownership.”

On leaving the club, Purslow said, “I have been happy to be available to provide support for the new owners during the transitional period since the sale but now Liverpool FC is in excellent shape for the future, and in safe hands, it is time for me to concentrate fully on other business interests. I look forward with pride and excitement to watching Liverpool FC compete at the highest levels once again.”

Laters…

To mark the end of the 30-year wait for a league title, the ‘Liverpool Mishmash’ poster is available to order exclusively on This Is Anfield — the history of the Reds in one image!

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