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Report: Liverpool owner FSG’s latest stance with regard to potential club sale

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Liverpool owners FSG look for a ‘strategic partner’ amid partial takeover conversations

Ever since Fenway Sports Group’s decision to put Liverpool Football Club up for sale, there has been a lot of speculation over the club’s future and what the coming years hold for the club. Numerous publications including the Boston Globe, owned by FSG claim that the owners are looking for a partial takeover instead of a complete sale.

Major US Banks Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are responsible for the valuation of the club and management of the sale situation. The club stands valued at around $4bn (£3.3bn) by the two banks.

New reports from ECHO‘s sources claim that John W. Henry is leaning towards a partial sale and also wants in place, a ‘strategic partner’ and not let go of the club’s ownership so easily. This ‘strategic partner’ could possibly be a major player in the entertainment space and carries the ability to take the club to another level in terms of business.

Liverpool's US owner John W. Henry could sell the club in the near future. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
Liverpool’s US owner John W. Henry could sell the club in the near future. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

A strategic leader and a partial sale might be something which could work best in Liverpool’s favour at the moment. FSG’s successful ownership of the club can go ahead for a longer period of time, and the introduction of new investors might help pump in more money to fund transfers.

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At the same time, this leader would help the club grow in terms of off-the-field business, and further increase the value of FSG’s share in the club. A consortium from Saudi Arabia and Qatar is reportedly showing interest in the club but nothing is concrete so far.

At this point in time, the only hope for fans is that any owner, new or even FSG for that matter, is that whoever is in charge funds the transfer of the Reds’ transfer targets and prioritizes getting on board a new midfielder or two, hopefully, Jude Bellingham.

Conor McGregor publicly admits that he would love to buy Liverpool from FSG.
John W Henry is the owner of FSG. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

In all likelihood, Liverpool could possibly have to do with FSG at the helm for a longer period of time than expected in case there aren’t any suitable bidders for the club. They have been decent owners who have stabilised the club.

If they start coughing up the cash needed to compete with the superclubs in the transfer market, then there would be hard to find a reason why they should continue to be our owners.

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However, as long as the realistic demands of the fans are met, that should not be a big problem, as in the bigger picture, they have been one of the most successful owners in the Reds’ history.