Liverpool not for sale, says Henry, but new investor talks on-going

February 21 – Liverpool is not for sale but the club is in discussion with potential investors which owner John Henry expects to result in new money coming into the business.

Henry (pictured) was talking to the Boston Sports Journal and specifically about the upcoming baseball season. Fenway Sports Group (FSG) owns MLB team the Boston Red Sox, recently acquired the Pittsburg Penguins and is rumoured to be looking to acquire an NBA franchise.

Liverpool has had offers tabled for the club in the past, including a $1 billion+ offer from Saudi Arabian backed representatives in 2018, but Henry has resolutely refused to sell.

With the Glazer family who own Manchester United now closing in on a $5 billion+ sale, rumours have escalated in the US that FSG – who bought the club for £300 million in 2010 – would ride the steep upward money curve for the sale of premium clubs. With Liverpool likely to command a price of $3 billion+, making it hard for any investor not to cash out but easier for one with few emotional ties to the club.

In March 2021, RedBird Capital Partners, bought a $735 million stake in FSG.

Asked whether Henry had any plans to sell the Red Sox in the near future, Henry replied:

“I know there has been a lot of conversation and quotes about LFC (Liverpool Football Club), but I keep to the facts: we merely formalized 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?”

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