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Liverpool takeover battle back in High Court

LONDON (AFP) - Liverpool's ownership war will return to the High Court in London on Thursday after the Premier League team's American owners used the US courts to prevent the sale of the club.

The High Court on Wednesday rejected an attempt by Tom Hicks and George Gillett to block the club's English directors decision to sell Liverpool to the owners of baseball's Boston Red Sox.

The ruling cleared the way for the board to agree a 300 million pound (475 million dollar) takeover by John W Henry's New England Sports Ventures (NESV).

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