LIVERPOOL (United Kingdom) (AFP) Liverpools build-up to Thursdays Europa League tie with FK Rabotnicki at Anfield has been overshadowed by questions about the clubs ownership. Liverpool will be expected to confirm their passage into the next stage in front of their own fans after two goals from David Ngog ensured them a comfortable victory in the first leg of the round three qualifier in Macedonia. But the return leg is being staged against a backdrop of high level discussions about expected boardroom changes at the club in the coming weeks. Chinese businessman Kenny Huang has indicated that he is willing to take on the 237 million pound debt from creditors Royal Bank of Scotland which would then enable him to negotiate a takeover deal from American co-owners George Gillett and Tom Hicks. Those two, who have become increasingly derided during their near-disastrous three-year tenure at Anfield, will make the decision alongside the remainder of Liverpools board, guided by chairman Martin Broughton, who has indicated that Huangs is one of several deals being considered. It still remains the objective to conclude a deal before the end of the transfer window, Broughton said. "That remains the objective but there are no deadlines, and we will continue working to complete the process." Both George Gillett and Tom Hicks remain on the board and they have given commitments that the board of Kop Holdings (Liverpools UK parent company) is the party that is responsible for the sale. Liverpool did, though, receive a huge boost on Tuesday when Spanish international striker Fernando Torres pledged his future to the club. The striker - who had a miserable World Cup on a personal level - returned to training on Monday following Spains World Cup victory but is unlikely to feature against the Macedonian side as he recovers from a hamstring problem picked up during the World Cup final. Torres ending the speculation about his future means the clubs fans - already buoyed by the signing of former Chelsea winger Joe Cole - will have genuine optimism that they can succeed this season on all fronts.