Prospective Liverpool owners NESV pledge 'removal of all acquisition debt' and to stabilise club after takeover

Group aim to "bring back the culture of winning" at Anfield
New England Sports Ventures (NESV) have realised a statement confirming their intent to purchase Liverpool, and outlined the major points of their takeover bid.

NESV, headed by American businessman John Henry, pledge to "bring back the culture of winning" to the club after the ownership of Tom Hicks and George Gillett, which has seen the club accrue sizeable debts and slide down the Premier League table.

NESV have pledged to pay off all the debt associated with the club, putting the Anfield club on the financial footing to once again challenge for major trophies.

"New England Sports Ventures can confirm that their bid for Liverpool FC has been selected by the Club's Board of Directors and agreement has been reached with the Board to purchase the Club," the full statement reads.

"NESV wishes to extend its appreciation to the Board for their diligence and their efforts on behalf of Liverpool FC and its supporters.

"NESV wants to create a long-term financially solid foundation for Liverpool FC and is dedicated to ensuring that the Club has the resources to build for the future, including the removal of all acquisition debt.

"Our objective is to stabilise the Club and ultimately return Liverpool FC to its rightful place in English and European football, successfully competing for and winning trophies.

"Our portfolio of companies, including the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park, New England Sports Network, Fenway Sports Group and Roush Fenway Racing are all committed to one common goal: winning. NESV wants to help bring back the culture of winning to Liverpool FC.

"We have a proven track record, shown clearly with the Boston Red Sox. The team has won two World Series Championships over the past six years. We will bring the same kind of openness, passion, dedication and professionalism to Liverpool FC.

"We are hopeful with regard to the pending legal and English Premier League procedures now underway, however, in light of these issues, we will respectfully refrain from comment or further actions at this time."

The Premier League had previously confirmed that they will work closely with the club to ensure that every stage is successfully completed to enable the takeover to be completed before next week's bank deadline.

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