Liverpool 'not for sale' after FSG rumours

Rex Christensen
November 10, 2018

The New York Post claimed Henry, who also owns Major League Baseball giants Boston Red Sox via his company Fenway Sports Group (FSG), had "quietly signalled" he was willing to entertain offers in excess of $US2 billion ($A3.6 billion) for Liverpool.

The future of the Reds' ownership is under regular speculation, often due to the lack of appearances from John W. Henry and Tom Werner on Merseyside.

It was recently reported that Abu Dhabi tycoon Sheik Khaled Bin Zayed Al Nahayan made an unsuccessful bid for the club in 2017, with a possible Chinese takeover also mooted.

It is unclear if the cousin of Manchester City owner Sheik Mansour has cooled his interest after reportedly being rebuffed.

But, the latest bit of news comes as a bit of a shock for those who have seen John Henry having a positive outlook towards taking Liverpool forward.

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However, Liverpool continue to dismiss suggestions that Fenway Sports Group (FSG) has put the club on the market.

Meanwhile, football finance expert Kieran Maguire is of the view that it would be most beneficial for FSG to hold onto Liverpool for a little while longer.

FSG have always maintained the club is not for sale but remain open to the idea of selling a minority stake in return for the right investment.

"While Arsenal have historically been able to generate more money from matchday revenue as they have a bigger stadium, Liverpool have taken steps to bridge that gap and are by far the more popular with sponsors and commercial partners because they have the history and heritage which appeals to an overseas fanbase".

But they claim that despite FSG issuing a strong statement at the time denying they were looking to sell, "that's clearly not the case now".

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