Spirit of Shankly call on FSG to involve the Supporters Board in sale

Liverpool fan group Spirit of Shankly call on FSG to involve the Supporters Board in the sale of the club – insisting that they should be ‘front and centre’ – with American owners now looking for a buyer

  • Boston-based Liverpool owner FSG has put the Premier League club up for sale 
  • FSG took over in 2010 and has since seen the Reds win every available honour
  • Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley have reportedly been recruited to help 
  • Reports suggest the European Super League’s collapse as a reason for the sale 

Liverpool supporters union Spirit of Shankly have written to Liverpool for ‘clarification’ after club owner Fenway Sports Group announced it would be putting the club up for sale on Monday.

Spirit of Shankly requested to be kept up to date on any developments as the Boston-based owner looks to sell the club, but also ‘expect’ to be involved in any part of the process of finding a new owner. 

The 16-man group was formed in an effort to make sure each demographic of the club’s support was represented, and are lead by nominated-chair Joe Blott.  

The Spirt of Shankly supporters group has requested involvement in the sale of Liverpool

‘We have seen reports today that FSG have put Liverpool FC up for sale,’ read an official from the group. 

‘Spirit of Shankly have written to LFC for clarification and will await a reply before making comment. 

‘We do, however, expect both the Supporters Board and SOS to be engaged in some part of the process so that supporters are front and centre of any sale and the first thoughts of prospective owners.

Named for legendary Champions League winning manager Bill Shankly the 16-man group is lead by nominated-chair Joe Blott.

‘We will keep you updated.’

FSG bought the Reds in 2010 for £300million but announced that the club would be up for sale on Monday November 8 after 12 years at the helm. 

During that time Liverpool have won every possible major honour, aside from the Europa League, with much of their success coming under current manager Jurgen Klopp. 

Fenway Sports Group have over seen one of the most successful periods in the club’s history

But an ESPN report suggested that the reasons behind the decision could be the failed European Super League, which the club was thought to be among the most fierce supports, and the sale of Chelsea to Todd Boehly. 

The Blues’ American co-owner bought the club for £4.25billion and FSG would be looking to receive a similar amount for the club, based on Liverpool’s commercial value, global fanbase and their history of success.

The £4.25billion sale of Chelsea to Todd Boehly is reportedly one of the reasons for the sale

Sources told ESPN that an information memorandum detailing the possible sale was sent to potential investors in October and Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley have reportedly been recruited to help the sale process. 

The owner stated: ‘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. FSG remains fully committed to the success of Liverpool, both on and off the pitch.’

Since hiring Jurgen Klopp (second from left) FSG have enjoyed incredible success at Liverpool

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