Liverpool FC for sale? John W Henry has quietly put the club on the market claims report in New York Post

Liverpool FC for sale? John W Henry has \quietly put the club on the market\ claims report in New York Post

News Liverpool owner looking to sell for well north of £1.53bn

Liverpool owner John W. Henry has reportedly ‘quietly signalled’ his intention to sell the club.

Henry, whose Fenway Sports Group completed their £300m takeover of Liverpool in October 2010, has overseen huge improvements at Anfield over the past eight years.

Henry’s baseball team the Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers last month to win the World Series, but while that was happening Henry was a running a passive sales process for Liverpool, according to the report.

Liverpool FC for sale? John W Henry has quietly put the club on the market claims report in New York Pos

The club won the 2012 League Cup, finished second in the Premier League in 2013/14, and were beaten finalists in the 2016 League Cup and Europa League, as well as last season’s Champions League final.

Henry, who also owns the Boston Red Sox, originally bought Liverpool for £365million in 2010 and so his reported valuation would see the Illinois-born businessman make a huge profit on the Merseyside club.

That has seen their value skyrocket, and the New York Post say Henry is eager to capitalise by ‘running a “passive sales process”‘.

The Reds are by no means for sale on the open market, but Henry is privately entertaining offers and if there is an offer in the region of $2billion then a deal may well be struck

The American is said to be ‘privately entertaining offers’, but is unwilling to run ‘an official auction’ for ownership of the club.

The New York Post claims that “Liverpool FC is quietly on the market” and the 69-year-old is looking for a price “north of £1.53billion”.

He is hoping to generate ‘a price well north of $2 billion’, which equates to around £1.537bn.

He repsonded to a tweet from talkSPORT presenter Ian Abrahams, who claimed a deal for the club would be wrapped up before Christmas two years ago.

“It’s for sale if he can get the right price,” said one source, but neither Henry nor FSG were willing to comment.

The US paper also claims that two different sources have verified the news that Henry is open to selling the Premier League club

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Henry took to Twitter in December 2016 to mock reports that the club were on the brink of being sold to a Chinese consortium.

According to the American newspaper, FSGs principal owner is holding talks privately over selling up

Liverpool’s American  owner John Henry is working to sell the club, according to a report from the U.S.

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).

Its for sale if he can get the right price, a source close to the situation is quoted in the Post.

Henry, whose company Fenway Sports Group bought Liverpool for $477million (£366m) in 2010, is claimed to be running a passive sales process”.

There has been no response from Henry’s representatives who were contacted for comment on the news.

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 Mail’s 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.

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 team’s losses.

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.

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