News broke on Monday that Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group are interested in selling the club after 12 years in charge of running it.
Having bought the club for £300m in 2010, the Reds’ American owners are now looking to collect a whopping £4bn and are looking for potential buyers, hiring investment companies Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to take over. carried out the sale of Liverpool, reports Atlético.
Liverpool have won every possible trophy under FSG’s watch, but it seems the £4.25bn that fellow countryman Todd Boehly shelled out for Chelsea has made FSG boss John Henry go nuts in terms of a sale.
Potential buyers will now start to gather around the club and the reasons for the sale have been laid out.
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Reasons for the sale of Liverpool by the FSG
According to the Mirror, the three reasons behind FSG’s sale of Liverpool are: the prospect of a massive profit, the collapse of the European Super League project, in which Henry was a main driver, and the feeling that it will be every more difficult to compete. financially with state-backed clubs like Manchester City and Newcastle.
Liverpool ownership looks like a situation that could move fast now that this is being made public and it would not be surprising if in the new year the Merseyside club has new bosses overseeing its running.