Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group will listen to offers of more than £3 billion for the club, according to reports.
On Monday the Athletic reported that FSG is welcoming offers for the club and have prepared a sales presentation for interested parties. Moreover, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are said to be assisting with the process.
In response, FSG released a statement that read: “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.”
There has since been relative uncertainty regarding FSG’s position. Do they want to sell and if so, who would buy the Premier League giants?
FSG set their price
One senior figure from a consortium that had tabled an offer for Chelsea in May said: “We are being guided that any offer [for Liverpool] would have to be more than £3 billion.”
Liverpool were valued at £3.89 billion by Forbes in May, but that was before Roman Abramovich sold Chelsea to a consortium led by Todd Boehly for £2.5 billion, with a guarantee of a further £1.75 billion investment in the club.
Any fee above £3 billion would be a good deal for FSG considering they paid £300 million for the Reds in 2010.
Could Liverpool be sold for more than £3 billion?
The Premier League’s global popularity has meant that its football clubs’ value is growing yearly. In turn, some analysts claim that Liverpool is likely to fetch an even higher price than Chelsea.
Conrad Wiacek, who is head of sports analysis at GlobalData, told Arabian Business: “The sale of Liverpool could reach in excess of $5 billion (£4.29billion), with the club generating over $160 million (£137 million) from its sponsorship deals for the 2022-23 season alone.”