Liverpool FC for sale? John W Henry has quietly put the club on the market claims report in New York Post
According to the American newspaper, FSG's principal owner is holding talks privately over selling up
Liverpool FC owner John W Henry is reportedly preparing to sell the Premier League giants.
According to the New York Post, the American has “quietly signalled” hes willing to hand over control if he receives an offer upwards of $2billion (£1.5bn).
Henry, whose company Fenway Sports Group bought Liverpool for $477million (£366m) in 2010, is claimed to be running a “passive sales process”.
“Its for sale if he can get the right price,” a source told the Post.
In August this year, the Daily Mail reported that a cousin of Manchester City owner Sheik Mansour had failed in a stunning £2billion bid to buy Liverpool, which would have constituted the most expensive takeover in the history of football.
Following the Mails report, FSG insisted they had no plans to relinquish ownership of the Reds anytime soon.
A statement from FSG in August read: “FSG have been clear and consistent: the club is not for sale.
“But what the ownership has said, again clearly and consistently, is that under the right terms and conditions we would consider taking on a minority investor, if such a partnership was to further our commercial interests in specific market places and in line with the continued development and growth of the club and the team.”
This latest report, however, suggests Henry is now entertaining the idea of cashing in.
The billionaire also owns the Boston Red Sox, who won the World Series this year.
Despite their triumph, the Red Sox lost money in 2018, according to the Post, although there is nothing to suggest a direct connection between selling Liverpool and funding the baseball teams losses.
Henry and Liverpool have yet to comment on the speculation.
A League Cup triumph in 2012 is the only trophy Liverpool have won since FSGs takeover, but the club as a whole has made impressive progress in recent years, with Jurgen Klopp proving a popular appointment as manager following his arrival in 2015.
The 2015/16 season saw Liverpool lose the League Cup and Europa League finals to Manchester City and Sevilla respectively and they reached the Champions League final in 2018.
This season they have yet to taste defeat in 11 Premier League games and are sitting second in their Champions League group.