Liverpool owners FSG rejected £3billion bid from Middle East before making U-turn

by | 8 November, 2022 | EPL News

John W. Henry might not be owner of Liverpool for much longer

John W. Henry might not be owner of Liverpool for much longer

Fenway Sports Group having changed their mind over a potential sale of Liverpool less than seven months after rejecting a mammoth £3billion offer.

According to The Mirror, John W Henry and co. knocked back a bid from a Middle East investor despite the Coronavirus pandemic costing the club £120million in missed revenue.

In an update to their plans on Monday (November 7) FSG said in a statement: “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.”

FSG have overseen Champions League and Premier League triumphs since taking over from George Gillett Jr. and Tom Hicks in October of 2010.

With Liverpool becoming one of the most formidable sides in Europe under the guidance of Jurgen Klopp, they have started the season poorly and sit eighth after 13 fixtures.

The relationship between the current owners and Liverpool fans was strained during the recent European Super League fiasco which led to widespread protests and an apology.

During their time at the helm, FSG have also overseen a £110million project to rebuild Anfield’s Main Stand, with group chairman Tom Werner insisting in May that FSG were “going nowhere”.

“Yes, we still see it as a long-term project. We are hungry to win more trophies for the club,” Werner said.

The interest in new investment and a potential sale comes after Todd Boehly bought Chelsea for £4.25bn following Roman Abramovich‘s forced departure – but Liverpool might be worth substantially less.