Liverpool's managing director says a "small number of potentially interested parties" are still looking into buying the Premier League club but have yet to make offers.

Christian Purslow also says that any attempts by current owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett Jr. to refinance Liverpool's debts are likely to be blocked by the board.

Liverpool was put up for sale in April and faces an October deadline to repay its debt, which has grown from $371 million in April to about $438 million.

Purslow says Liverpool can "just about" afford to meet the interest costs and bank charges relating to the loans. But he insisted on Liverpool's TV channel that the club "is not going bust."