‘Do not know’ - FSG provide latest Liverpool takeover update as John Henry claim made

Liverpool FC takeover news and latest update from FSG.

Fenway Sports Group have confirmed there has been a ‘lot of interest’ since putting Liverpool up for the sale.

News emerged last week that the Reds had been put on the market by FSG. They have owned the club since 2010.

And FSG partner Sam Kennedy, who is also the Boston Red Sox’s chief executive, confirmed plenty are interested.

Those linked include Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, Dubai International Capital and Indian billions Mukesh Ambani.

Via the Boston Globe, Kennedy, said: “There has been a lot of interest from numerous potential partners considering investment into the club.

“Mike Gordon has done an extraordinary job of leading the club for the past decade-plus. He will be taking a step back from that role and (Liverpool chief executive) Billy Hogan will be taking on more and more. Billy’s someone we’re particularly proud of in the Red Sox front office, he grew up in our organisation.

“Great companies grow by adding value to their business. One way to increase that value from time to time is to sell assets or add investors. Does that mean FSG is going to sell Liverpool? I do not know.

“It’s John Henry’s, Tom Werner’s and Mike Gordon’s job to responsibly run Fenway Sports Group and they felt this was an ideal time to explore possible opportunities for investment into the club.”

In a statement after The Athletic first revealed Liverpool had been put up for sale, FSG said: “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,” the statement read.

“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.”