Liverpool's FSG 'have received ZERO takeover bids' in two months
Liverpool’s owners FSG ‘have received ZERO suitable takeover bids’ in the two months since they put the club on the market for £2.7bn… with the Americans ‘increasingly likely to sell a minority stake rather than sanction a full takeover’
- Fenway Sports Group are yet to receive any suitable offers to buy Liverpool
- The club’s owners have been looking to sell the side since last November
- The sale of a minority stake looks increasingly likely due to a lack of suitable bids
- New investors could come in to the club to inject more funds for signings
Fenway Sports Group are reportedly yet to receive any suitable offers for the takeover of Liverpool, two months after putting the Reds up for sale.
In November, news broke that the American owners were looking to end their 12-year ownership of Liverpool after listing the club on the market for £2.7billion.
However, it now seems increasingly likely that they will only issue a partial sale of the club, according to The Athletic, as they struggle to find suitable buyers to take over their controlling stake in the Premier League side.
Fenway Sports Group are yet to receive a suitable offer for the sale of Liverpool football club
The Athletic reports FSG are yet to receive any offers that would persuade them to part ways with the club, despite listing it for sale more than two months ago.
The Boston-based owners have a preference to sell a small portion of the club but they claim that nothing is imminent in that regard.
Senior FSG officials have also dismissed rumours that they are on the brink of selling Liverpool to a Qatari consortium.
The Mail on Sunday recently learned that representatives of consortiums from Saudi Arabia and Qatar have expressed an interest in buying the club.
Reports in Qatar had claimed are the ‘priority’ of a Qatari consortium and that they were the frontrunners.
Investment banks Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley have been enlisted by FSG to assist in the process of finding a party who would either be prepared to invest money for a percentage – or buy Liverpool outright.
FSG are leaning towards selling a minority stake in the club instead of a full takeover
FSG announced their intentions to sell their controlling stake in Liverpool last November
A full sale of the club would see FSG’s ownership of the club to an end, twelve years after they bought the Reds.
FSG paid £300m for Liverpool when they purchased the club – who were then on the brink of administration after the failed Tom Hicks-George Gillet regime – in October 2010 but it is estimated they could achieve anything up towards £4billion if they cash in now.
In a statement when the news was first announced, FSG said: ‘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.
‘FSG 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.’
The Boston-based owners have had a controlling stake in the top-flight club for 12 years
Liverpool were part of a cabal of major European clubs that announced in April 2021 that they planned to break from UEFA to form their own continental Super League.
The plan, however, was foiled within days following widespread fan protests from English clubs.
FSG was formed in 2001 and has since enjoyed remarkable success across baseball and football, deploying what has come to be known as the ‘Moneyball’ strategy of recruiting and building teams.
The owners claim they are ‘fully committed to the success of Liverpool, on and off the pitch’
New investors would be able to raise funds for new signings to help Jurgen Klopp’s side keep pace with their rivals in the Premier League.
The German boss recently called on his side to strengthen in the January transfer market but admitted that he can’t see it’ happening this month, and has repeatedly warned they cannot compete with the financial power of the likes of Manchester City.
The Reds have endured a turbulent domestic campaign and sit ninth in the Premier League table following their 3-0 defeat against Brighton.
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