Step Liverpool football club owner, Tom Hicks and George Gillett, to sell all the shares, received positive response from the market. Until now there are two potential buyers, who are ready to become the new owner of Liverpool FC. The last name is going to acquire a football club is The9 Limited, a company producing original online game of China. This was justified by Zhu Jun, Chairman of The9. According to Zhu Jun, the conversation between himself and the two owners of The Reds (Liverpool FC designation), is underway. But there is no explanation in detail about the process of negotiation that they are doing.

Zhu explained that to be doing a full acquisition, still required a long process. After their talks at the British, continued talks will be done by visits from representatives of The Reds to China. According to Zhu, the new that's when there are significant developments of the negotiations that they do, and will be informed to the public.

Speculation that The9 will take over this legendary English football club is getting stronger after a known background of Zhu Jun. This 44 years old entrepreneur has a hobby for collecting famous football club. He never bought the Shanghai United in 2006. Not long later, he bought the rival club, Shanghai Shenhua. In the next season, he merges those two football clubs are to be named Shenhua.

Zhu also had twice met by Barclays Capital, the investment bank that hired by Hicks and Gillett to to find a buyer of Liverpool FC. The first meeting was in Hong Kong, in April 2010. Then a second meeting was conducted in Shanghai, a few days ago. All proceeds from these meetings are confidential. Meanwhile, Liverpool's players reportedly very supportive of the sale of the club. An example is Pepe Reina. Keepers of The Reds are hoping that the sale could be made soon, the root process does not interfere with preparations to face football competition on next season.

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