Liverpool owner Fenway Sports Group ‘would consider new shareholders’

Liverpool owner John Henry (second left) with manager Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool’s owners have said they will “consider new shareholders” following reports the club is up for sale.

FSG said it “remains fully committed to Liverpool’s success, both on and off the pitch.”

Liverpool, last season’s Premier League runner-up, is eighth in the standings.

They have reached the last 16 of the Champions League, where they will face Real Madrid in a repeat of last year’s final.

A statement from FSG said: “There have been a number of ownership changes and rumors of ownership changes at Premier League clubs recently and inevitably we are regularly asked about Fenway Sports Group’s ownership of Liverpool.

“FSG has received frequent expressions of interest from third parties who want to become shareholders in Liverpool.

“FSG have previously said that on the right terms and conditions we would consider new shareholders if it was in the best interests of Liverpool as a club.”

Liverpool’s supporters’ union, the Spirit of Shankly, said it hoped to consult fans during talks over the club’s new owners.

“We have seen reports today that FSG has put Liverpool FC up for sale,” it said in a statement.

“Spirit of Shankly has written to LFC for clarification and will await a response before commenting. However, we hope that both the Supporters’ Committee and SOS will be involved in some part of the process so that supporters are front and center in any sale and at the forefront of potential owners. the thoughts

“We’ll keep you updated.”

FSG bought Liverpool in a £300m deal under its old name New England Sports Ventures.

Basketball star LeBron James has owned Liverpool since 2011 and has a 2% stake, which cost him £4.7m.

Since then become a minor couple FSG also owns the Boston Red Sox baseball team.

In March, RedBird Capital Partners, a private investment firm, He bought a stake in FSGexternal link About $735m (£533m).

Major Liverpool owner John W Henry he apologized to the fans In April 2021, after the club withdrew from the proposed European Super League.

Liverpool signed striker Darwin Nunez for £64m, attacking midfielder Fabio Carvalho for £5m and defender Calvin Ramsay for £4.2m this summer.

“Sometimes I would be willing to risk a bit more but I don’t decide that and that’s fine.” said manager Jurgen Klopp in August

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