Liverpool co-owner Tom Hicks remains unwilling to accept an offer for his share in the club from Dubai International Capital.

He remains unwilling to deal with any parties who would ask him to accept anything other than majority shareholder status, and retains the ability to veto any sale of co-owner George Gillett's stake.

Although no formal statement is expected from the American, his stance remains the same as last month, when he said: "Reports that I am about to sell my stake in the Liverpool Football Club, or to invite DIC to examine the club's books in preparation for such a sale - like other such reports planted in the UK press in recent weeks by parties with their own self-interested agenda - are absolutely and categorically false.

"The reality is that I am personally, professionally and financially committed to the club and its supporters and that I will continue to honour that commitment to the best of my ability now and in the future."