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07th Nov 2022

FSG puts Liverpool up for sale

Callum Boyle

FSG have owned the Reds since 2010

Fenway Sports Group (FSG) have announced that they have put Liverpool up for sale.

The Athletic have confirmed that the group, who have owned the club since 2010, are now entertaining offers to buy the Premier League group.

A statement from the group, who also own baseball franchise Boston Red Sox said: “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.”

FSG is principally owned by John W. Henry, who was one of two founders alongside chairman Tom Werner. FSG also own the Red Sox, television network NESN, 50 per cent of Roush Fenway Racing and Fenway Sports Management.

During the group’s ownership Liverpool have gone from strength to strength. Responsible for appointing manager Jürgen Klopp in 2015, the Reds have won the FA Cup, Carabao Cup, Champions League and ended a 30-year wait to lift the Premier League.

The club have also seen major developments away from the pitch, including a new main stand which cost in the region of £110m as well as current work on the Anfield Road stand which will boost the capacity of Anfield to 61,000.

Despite many positives there have also been negatives to their ownership. In 2019, they reversed a decision to trademark the name Liverpool, with supporters’ group Spirit of Shankly campaigning against the move.

They were also one of the founding members of the failed European Super League project before withdrawing and apologising to supporters.

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