Liverpool have reportedly been put up for sale by their owners, Fenway Sports Group (FSG).
On Monday, The Athletic reported that the Reds has been put up for sale and that “it is unclear whether or not a deal will eventually be done, but FSG is inviting offers”.
The sporting group, that also owns the Boston Red Sox, has been in charge of the Premier League team since 2010 and in that period the club has won eight major trophies including their first league triumph in 30 years.
But in recent months, the relationship between the fans and ownership has worsened – particularly after the European Super League discussions held last year.
There have been suggestions in the past that FSG had turned offers down for the sale of the club with the most recent reportedly being a £3billion bid from the Middle East.
The current question on many people’s minds is how much are Liverpool worth?
Forbes recently estimated Liverpool at $4.45billion (£3.9billion) which is the fourth richest football club in the world behind Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United.
FSG purchased Liverpool a little over 10 years ago for around £300million.
FSG released the following statement to The Athletic: “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.”
Image credit: AlamyIt is worth remembering that just because the club has been put up for sale does not mean a sale is close to being completed.
However, it could mean if an offer comes in and matches FSG’s evaluation the club could be sold.
Todd Boehly’s purchase of Chelsea back in May for £4.25 billion was the most expensive sale of an English club.