Liverpool chairman Martin Broughton is confident of seeing New England Sports Ventures’ takeover go through.
The Reds are heading for the court room after current owners George Gillett and Tom Hicks objected to the £300m offer made by the group because it did not meet their asking price.
The American pair tried to sack board members Christian Purslow and Ian Ayre in an attempt to block the bid, but their efforts failed because Broughton, Purslow and Ayre hold the majority vote.
Broughton has confirmed the club now will apply for a court judgement and is hoping the issue will be resolved next week.
He said: “In trying to remove Christian Purslow and Ian Ayre they made an astonishing move.
“I say that because, as part of my appointment, they gave specific undertakings to the (major creditors) Royal Bank of Scotland that said Martin Broughton was the only person authorised to make any board changes.
“They basically flagrantly abused those two undertakings to RBS and removed Christian and Ian from the board and sent us details just before the board meeting (to discuss NESV’s offer) saying they had been removed and (were) appointing two others.
“We took legal advice and determined that the action as invalid. So I went back to Tom Hicks and George Gillett, reconvened the board meeting and said ‘look, your action is invalid’.
“I told them I was continuing to hold the meeting with Christian Purslow and Ian Ayre present. They objected, called for an adjournment – which I declined – and offered them the opportunity to take part.
“They chose not to, although George Gillett’s lawyer was there.”
And Broughton has attempted to ease any concerns about further American ownership that the Liverpool supporters may have.
He added: “I can understand why there might be an instant reaction about them being American. But being American is not a problem, leverage ownership of a football club is the problem.
“I just hope we can deliver what we have set out to do. We have found the right owners. There will be money to invest in the squad.
“It is all about winning, that is their philosophy. You have to look at what they have done. This is all going to be about not ‘what we promise to do’ but to see what ‘we do actually do’ on their part.
“If you look at the Boston Red Sox, they have taken a major traditional team, previously successful but not at their peak, and resuscitated it to be a winner.”