Friday, 18 Jan 2019

Liverpool FC "quietly for sale", American owner John W Henry "entertaining offers"

Liverpool FC is "quietly on the market". among fresh speculations The owner, John W Henry, is ready to sell the club.

The billionaire is "entertaining private deals" for the Premier League giants, according to the New York Post.

They suggest that the sports mogul, who also owns the Boston Red Sox, is now able to "calmly" listen to potential buyers.

Henry bought Liverpool for $ 447 million in 2010, but the Post says he's looking for a price of about $ 2 billion for the Reds.

In August, Abu Dhabi magnate Sheikh Khaled Bin Zayed Al Nahayan announced that he failed in his bid to buy Liverpool in late 2017.

Liverpool got off to a good start

American John Henry has already stated that Liverpool was not for sale

It is unclear whether the cousin of Manchester City owner Sheik Mansour has cooled his interests after being put off.

The Fenway Sports Group – the Henry's holding company – has denied that the club goes on sale this summer.

The football finance expert, Kieran Maguire, believes that it 's in the US' s best interest to hold on.

"The FSG sees a lot more growth in the club," says Maguire at Liverpool Echo. "In their master plan, they will believe that in four or five years, Liverpool will be worth more than 3 billion pounds.

"The most recent Premier League takeover transaction was at Arsenal, where Stan Kroenke bought Alisher Usmanov. That was worth to Arsenal about 1.8 billion pounds sterling.

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Jurgen Klopp's players were shaken by the red star on Tuesday night

There is new speculation that the club could be on the market

"While Arsenal has always been able to generate more money through match revenue thanks to its bigger stadium, Liverpool has taken steps to narrow that gap and is by far the most popular with sponsors and business partners because they own to an overseas fan base.

"If Arsenal is worth £ 1.8 billion, Liverpool is worth at least £ 2 billion. And if they continue to succeed in the field, they could easily add 500 million more pounds in the next few years.

"From the point of view of the FSG, it would be silly to sell for £ 2 billion."

Liverpool will be back in the Premier League match against Fulham at Anfield on Sunday.

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