Liverpool owners break silence on selling the club, speaking to investors

Owner of Liverpool have maintained that the Premier League team is not up for sale.

After a rumour indicated they were seeking offers to purchase the club, John Henry, the founder and primary owner of Fenway Sports Group, declared in November that they were open to investment.

Henry has already made it clear that he intends to hold onto Liverpool, which FSG has controlled since purchasing it for £300 million in 2010.

But, rumours have persisted that there was an openness to a full acquisition with rumoured interest from the Middle East.

Henry responded in a statement to the Boston Sports Journal: “Yes. I know there has been a lot of conversation and quotes about LFC (Liverpool Football Club), but I keep to the facts: we merely formalised an ongoing process.”

“Will we be in England forever? No. Are we selling LFC? No. Are talking with investors about LFC? Yes. Will something happen there? I believe so, but it won’t be a sale. Have we sold anything in the past 20+ years?”

The owners of Liverpool, FSG, had already accepted outside funding and agreed to sell a portion of the business in 2021 to private equity firm RedBird Capital Partners for an estimated £533 million.

Liverpool has won the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, and Carabao Cup twice while being owned by FSG. 

Throughout that period, the club has also won the Community Shield, UEFA Super Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup.

The Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball and the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League are both owned by FSG.

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