NESVNew England Sports Ventures
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NESV, now Fenway Sports Group, also owns 80% of regional sports TV channel New England Sports Network (NESN), a regional sports television network and half of stock car racing team Roush Fenway Racing.
Oct 8: The Premier League gives approval for NESV takeover.
NESV's application to be allowed to join the Broughton action was granted by the judge, effectively meaning Hicks can be counter-sued by Broughton and NESV.
By bringing in Dalglish, widely regarded as the club's best player and their last manager to win the championship in 1990, NESV have bought themselves some time while also immediately getting disgruntled supporters back on side.
Despite NESV considering their committment to Hodgson, the club are not expected to make a decision or an announcement regarding his future in the immediate future.
"I'm not certain the people here (NESV) have that type of mindset, they are top sportspeople.
NESV, Liverpool and their major creditors Royal Bank of Scotland were accused of an "epic swindle" by Hicks, claiming the club had been severely undervalued.
All the pre-game talk centred on the takeover of NESV, yet anyone who believed that Liverpool's problems would evaporate the moment they got rid of their previous owners was sadly mistaken.
But with the club's arrears wiped out by the NESV purchase, the Anfield boss is expected to get pounds 30m to spend in the January transfer window to revitalise the squad.
Henry, the principal owner of NESV, said: "On behalf of the entire NESV partnership, I want to express how incredibly proud and humbled we are to be confirmed as the new owners of Liverpool FC.
"The board decided to accept NESV's offer on the basis that it best met the criteria we set out originally for a new owner.
And NESV's leading shareholder John W Henry immediately pledged the priority would be to develop a winning team.