Liverpool owner John Henry has denied claims that the club is up for sale and is simply looking for additional investment.
Fenway Sports Group (FSG) were reportedly open to selling the club, with the American businessman ready to relinquish his company’s shares. However, Henry has rejected the notion.
“I know there has been a lot of conversation and quotes about LFC, but I keep to the facts – we merely formalised an ongoing process,” Henry told Boston Sports Journal.
“Will we be in England forever? No. Are we selling LFC? No. Are we 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?”
Liverpool have always maintained that the club is not for sale despite the moves to find investment. They have claimed that position since the news broke out in November 2022.
Last year, FSG co-founder Tom Werner said they expected to be in charge of the club for a while.
FSG’s stance is clear from its actions. Unlike Chelsea and Manchester United, they never set a deadline for the investment.
The other two Premier League clubs set deadlines for new owners to bid to take over the club but not Liverpool.
FSG will continue to talk to interested parties about buying some of their stake at the club. It is not like the process is new to them. They have previously sold some of their shares.
They sold some of their stake to private investment firm RedBird Capital Partners for around £533 million in 2021. The club will hope for something similar or a better figure this time.
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