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Huang blames Broughton for failed bid

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Kenny Huang decided to withdraw from the race to buy Liverpool because of his disillusionment with chairman Martin Broughton and the club's board over the timescale and pace of a deal, it has emerged.

It is believed Huang was unimpressed at Liverpool's unwillingness to set a general date for the completion of a sale.

He is also thought to have been concerned by Broughton's insistence that the board should reserve the right to accept an 11th-hour bid from another candidate even if the terms of sale had been agreed.

Broughton has been persistent in his assertion that he will not be forced into rushing a sale by any candidate.

Huang, the only contender to buy the debt-laden club who had made his intentions plain, issued a statement on Friday night.

In it he revealed that he had informed Liverpool's board that he no longer wished to be considered a candidate to buy out the stakes of current owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett.