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Reds chief admits need to sell

15 Aug 2010 - 14:27:24

Managing director Christian Purslow has admitted Liverpool need to find new owners as soon as possible.

The Reds have been searching for new leadership following the decision of joint-owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett to put the club back on the market towards the end of the last campaign.

Purslow has admitted the need for new ownership is pressing but has vowed to consider all potential takeover deals carefully.

Chinese businessman Kenny Huang and Canadian-based Syrian Yahya Kirdi have both been linked with Anfield buyouts in recent weeks.

"We have had a number of bids for the club. We will take time to examine those extremely carefully," Purslow told BBC Radio 5 Live's Sportsweek programme.

"Second to that is (the need) to sell the club as soon as possible.

"I am not going to put a time limit on it. The challenge now is to sort the wheat from the chaff.

"I would not expect it to be a lifetime - but I would not expect it to be tomorrow either.

"We have just received some written bids at this stage and it would be wrong to characterise anybody as a front-runner."

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