Huang has 50 per cent chance of Liverpool deal

Huang believes there is a 50 per cent chance of his consortium taking over at Anfield.

“I am 50 per cent confident we will acquire the club,” Huang told Chinese website Sohu Sports.

“Our interest in buying LFC has been recognised by the board,” he said.

“At the same time, we have continued our work – researching and evaluating, the overall progress is good. However, there are quite a number of strong competitors. So there are still a lot of unknowns.

“We have put forward many proposals and we have the answer: the board has accepted our proposal and wish us to continue the process. We have a reply in less than 10 days.

“There is still some way to go. It was that we asked the board to let us know whether our proposal would be overall acceptable and the board has said yes.”

Huang added: “There are rivals from North America and the Middle East. Each bidder wants to consider themselves at an advantage, so it is difficult to say we are far ahead.

“We will continue to work with the board and the banks of Liverpool, as well as other aspects.

“Our adversaries are stronger and we lack experience, so we need to do further research.”