FSG say they would ‘consider’ new shareholders in Liverpool, if the deal is right

November 8 – The US-based owners of Liverpool have confirmed they “would consider new shareholders” following multiple reports that the club is for sale.

Fenway Sports Group (FSG), who also own Major League Baseball side Boston Red Sox, completed the takeover of Liverpool from former owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett for £300 million in 2010.

FSG have taken on new shareholders in Liverpool before. In March 2021 it sold an 11% stake in the club to RedBird for £538 million.

Under FSG’s tenure,  Liverpool have enjoyed a new era of success, both in Europe and domestically where the club won its first English league title in 30 years in 2020.

“FSG has frequently received expressions of interest from third parties seeking to become shareholders in Liverpool,” a statement said.

“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.”

Manager Jurgen Klopp has been instrumental in the club winning the Champions League, Club World Cup, FA Cup and League Cup since being hired in 2015.

But he has spoken publicly of the difficulty in challenging Abu Dhabi-backed Manchester City in the transfer market.

“Nobody can compete with City in that,” Klopp said last month. “You have the best team in the world and you put in the best striker (Erling Haaland) on the market. No matter what it costs, you just do it. . .  What does Liverpool do? We cannot act like them. It’s not possible.”

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