Syrian businessman confirms Liverpool deal

Kirdi represents a group of investors from the Middle East and Canada.

A statement from Kirdi said: “The group is in advanced negotiations with Thomas Hicks and George Gillett to purchase 100 per cent of the club.

“Agreement has been reached on all major terms including the purchase price, repayment of the existing bank debt from RBS and Wells Fargo and financing of a new stadium in Liverpool’s Stanley Park.

“A formal purchase agreement between the parties is in the final stage of negotiation.”

Kirdi added: “Liverpool is a massive football club with passionate and proud fans in Merseyside and in every part of the world.

“With additional money to improve the squad and financing in place to build the new stadium, LFC will be on a solid foundation to compete in the Premier League and in Europe for years to come.”