Monday 16 September 2019

Liverpool make a defiant statement after report claims John W. Henry has put the club up for sale

Liverpool Chairman Tom Werner poses with manager Jurgen Klopp and principle owner John W Henry and his wife Linda. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
Liverpool Chairman Tom Werner poses with manager Jurgen Klopp and principle owner John W Henry and his wife Linda. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Mark Critchley

Liverpool have categorically dismissed reports claiming owners Fenway Sports Group are looking to sell the club.

A report published in the New York Post on Friday claimed Fenway Sports Group chief John W. Henry is 'quietly' entertaining informal takeover offers in the region of approximately $2bn (£1.53bn).

However, a Liverpool spokesperson on Friday completely dismissed the report, insisting the club is not for sale and describing speculation suggesting otherwise as "unfounded".

"As loathed as we are to give a story of this nature a meaningful response, on behalf of the club’s ownership I can completely dismiss this unfounded speculation," a spokesperson said.

"To repeat once again, the club is not for sale, including any ‘quiet process’ or anything of that nature."

Reports that Sheik Khaled Bin Zayed Al Nahayan, a cousin of Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour, was plotting a takeover bid were dismissed by the club a few weeks ago, but the report in America revived the prospect of a sale.

While FSG remain open to the idea of accepting further investment through the sale of a minority stake in the club but have yet to receive a suitable proposition.

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