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