Werner follows Broughton as Liverpool chairman

London: New England Sports Ventures (NESV) chairman Tom Werner will take over from Martin Broughton as chairman of Premier League Liverpool on Dec. 1, a statement from the club`s new owners said on Thursday.

NESV took control of Liverpool last month after a legal battle with the unpopular former owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett, who left as the north-west England club endured one of its worst starts to a season in more than 50 years.

Liverpool are now just nine points off the top spot and Broughton said Werner and NESV owner John W Henry had made an impressive start.

"Everyone associated with the club can look forward to an exciting future with the right owners and the club on a secure financial footing," he said in the NESV statement.

Werner said: "Our goal is to work tirelessly for our supporters and deliver the best conditions for a winning team and silverware in the trophy room."

Bureau Report