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Photo by: Denis Brodeur

In this image dated November 10, 2009, issued by GameDay, showing owners of Liverpool soccer club George Gillett, left, and Tom Hicks, right, with Middle East financial representative Yahya Kirdi, during an NHL game in Montreal, Canada. Yahya Kirdi said in a statement on Wednesday Aug. 4, 2010, that a Canadian-based consortium led by a Syrian businessman is close to buying England's Liverpool soccer club from the club's American owners, with negotiations at an advanced stage. (AP Photo / Denis Brodeur)

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