We now have confirmation from Liverpool's Chairman that Fenway Sports Group are actively looking to sell the Reds.
A couple of weeks ago we got some very big news claiming that Fenway Sports Group, Liverpool's owners, were looking to sell the club.
In the original breaking news piece, an FSG statement confirmed that they had received expressions of interest from third parties seeking to become shareholders in Liverpool.
”We’re exploring a sale, but there’s no urgency, no time frame for us, and as far as I’m concerned, it’s business as usual. One outcome could be our continued stewardship for quite a while.”
🚨 NEW: Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has confirmed Fenway Sports Group are looking at a sale of the club, but says "there's no urgency" around concluding a negotiation. #lfc [liverpool echo] pic.twitter.com/NtsCuXTktu
Anfield Watch Verdict
This isn't really a surprise as the statement FSG provided The Athletic hinted at it, despite never specifically saying that Liverpool were up for sale.
I still believe John Henry is deciding to sell the club now due to the fact the Washington Commanders, an NFL side, are about to be sold.
Henry and FSG have always had aspirations of owning an NFL team but unlike football, American Football clubs very rarely go on sale due to them being such a cash cow, especially for an American owner.
If FSG sell Liverpool then that will finance their entire bid for the Commanders. Without that then they probably don't have enough money to put in a suitable bid for the NFL side.
Now that Werner has confirmed their plan to sell the Reds I think a lot more interested parties are going to come forward and publicly show their interest in buying us.
Forbes have said that Liverpool are worth around £3.5 to £4billion so when FSG do sell then they are going to get a very healthy profit on their original £300million investment.