Tom Hicks and George Gillett Will Launch Liverpool Damages Claim On Thursday

Former Anfield owners wait on court decision to begin lawsuit.

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Former Liverpool owners Tom Hicks and George Gillet will discover on Thrusday if they can launch a damages claim over the sale of the Anfield club.

Mr Justice Floyd will preside over the decision to overturn his ruling on the anti-suit orders which allowed the club to be sold to New England Sport Ventures.

The judge will also rule on the claim from Sir Martin Broughton, former chairman of the club, who is seeking damages against Hicks and Gillett for their actions while owners of Liverpool.

NESV bought the club after repaying a £237million loan Hicks and Gillett took out with the Royal Bank of Scotland and Wells Fargo and Co.

Hicks and Gillet believe they were the victim of an “epic swindle” when the club was sold against their wishes to NESV for £300million by RBS and the former directors of the club.

NESV have also applied to the court for an application for a permanent anti-suit order blocking action outside the UK and European Union.

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