Liverpool FC sale rumours denied
According to reports appearing this morning, just three years since being bought by American billionaire John Henry and the Fenway Sports Group (SG), Liverpool FC are being put up for sale again.
The club has now said that the reports have no basis in fact. A spokesman for FSG said: 'Like so many rumours in the past about a sale of Liverpool Football Club, there is absolutely no truth in this. We have had no meetings with anyone about a sale, we don't know who the source of the rumour is, and any suggestion of a sale is fabrication.'
A Liverpool spokesman added: 'Fenway Sports Group has made its position clear, Liverpool Football Club is not for sale. There is no truth in this story.'
The club was said to be available at £350million with FSG said to be disillusioned with ownership, as the club have not progressed in three years despite huge investment. £300m was spent to acquire the club and £187m has been spent on players.
According to one report, Liverpool are 'unofficially' on the market with three parties, one Saudi oil company and two American billionaires, interested in a purchase. According to sources, Liverpool approached Saudi Aramco to discuss sponsorship some months ago. The oil giants are said to have proposed a takeover instead, an offer that Henry and Fenway were claimed to have been considering.
The current owners inherited a difficult situation at Anfield, but their record suggests that success with American sports franchises does not readily translate to England.