The most recent information on the Liverpool sale includes first John Henry quotes, prospective purchasers, others excluded, the asking price, and other information.
The Fenway Sports Group is looking for new Liverpool shareholders. And they haven’t ruled out the possibility of a whole club sale.
Central banks Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley have also been hired by the American company, led by principal owner John W. Henry, to evaluate the state of the market.
Early in November, when rumours of a possible sale initially surfaced, FSG gave the ECHO the following comment:
“There have been a number of recent changes of ownership and rumours of changes in ownership at EPL clubs. And inevitably we are asked regularly about Fenway Sports Group’s ownership in Liverpool. F
SG has frequently received expressions of interest from third parties seeking to become shareholders in Liverpool.
FSG has said before that under the right terms and conditions we would consider new shareholders if it was in the best interests of Liverpool as a club. FSG remains fully committed to the success of Liverpool, both on and off the pitch.”
Here, we examine what has been said thus far. That is why FSG might sell Jurgen Klopp’s perspective and who might purchase the team.
According to sources from the Middle East, a Saudi-Qatari collaboration “plans” to offer Fenway Sports Group. And the deal is for more than £4 billion in exchange for ownership of Liverpool Football Club.
Reports suggest that former Saudi Arabian international Saeed Al-Owairan has made public plans for a potential Saudi-Qatar combined offer for Liverpool. According to information from the Daily Mail last weekend, the Reds’ American owners had “held talks” with two Middle-East-based takeovers of the club.
Moreover, speaking on the Egyptian program Remontada, Albawaba affirmed Owairan’s assertion that the two Middle-Eastern nations are forming cooperation. No further information was provided regarding the prospective structure of a bid for the 19-time league champions.
John Henry looking for possible buyers for Liverpool
Owners of Liverpool, Fenway Sports Group, are inclined to sell a portion of their ownership interest in the Reds.
The Reds owners are reportedly leaning toward a partial sale rather than a total takeover. Moreover, the club is reportedly talking with “an array of suitors” about an entire sale or an equity purchase. It was according to The Boston Globe, a privately owned newspaper by FSG principal John Henry.
Sources told the Globe that the urge to generate money for “player acquisition and capital enhancements” was at the forefront of FSG’s desire to explore their options for the club in the market. And they believed that a partial stock sale was the most likely result.
One hypothesis is that a minority partner might join the team and assume total control of the situation. Henry and other significant FSG partners were attending a Wednesday Boston Red Sox press conference. Moreover, The Globe says that sources told them any investor “would need to be philosophically aligned with FSG’s fiscal tenets and team-building theories.”