After the news broke of Jurgen Klopp's decision to leave Liverpool at the end of the season, the club's owners have moved swiftly to quell fears of potential instability by promising a commitment to the club's long-term success.
As reported by The Athletic, senior Fenway Sports Group (FSG) executives have emphatically stated that the owners have no plans to sell their majority shareholding. In fact, the report suggests that they are dedicated to steering Liverpool through the forthcoming transitional period.
"Senior FSG executives have stressed that Liverpool’s owners remain in it for the long haul," wrote James Pearce alongside Adam Crafton, David Ornstein and Oliver Kay.
"They intend to oversee this new era, and they have no intention of reviving their plans to sell their majority shareholding."
A meticulous process
This sentiment was echoed by Billy Hogan during Friday's press conference. The club CEO addressed concerns about potential instability, confirming that FSG would be there to implement "the same process that brought us Jürgen almost nine years ago".
Hogan further revealed that the meticulous procedure would be conducted privately, involving the key figures within the club, including ownership representative Mike Gordon.
What's more, it’ll be a process informed by "all the information, all the data".
A complex transition
Jurgen Klopp's departure, cutting short a contract originally set to extend two years beyond the summer of 2024, has sent shockwaves through the Liverpool fanbase. Nevertheless, FSG's commitment to continuity and stability offers solace to fans who feared the possibility of a change in ownership, which could further complicate an already challenging transition.
As Liverpool braces for a post-Klopp era, the reassurance from FSG executives provides a glimmer of hope that the club's recent success will be built upon, ensuring a smooth transition to the next chapter in Liverpool's storied history.