Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group could be set for a jaw-dropping £3.7billion profit if they are able to sell the Merseysiders.
Jurgen Klopp ’s side appear to be the latest Premier League side on the market after US billionaire John Henry put the Reds up for sale. They would follow Newcastle United and Chelsea, who have both been taken over in extraordinary circumstances within the last year, by consortiums spearheaded by the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund and US billionaire Todd Boehly.
Indian billionaire and eighth wealthiest individual on the planet Mukesh Ambani is reportedly weighing up an offer, while Steve Pagliuca is also purported to be in the mix. And FSG could make a staggering £3.7billion profit if they are able to sell the club.
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The American initially purchased the six-time European champions in 2010 for around £300m. Initial predictions believe Liverpool could be sold for around £4bn, if FSG do decide to go through with a sale.
“We’re exploring a sale, but there’s no urgency, no time frame for us,” Liverpool chairman Tom Werner said to the Boston Glove. “And as far as I’m concerned, it’s business as usual. One outcome could be our continued stewardship for quite a while.”
Werner’s comments proceed those of FSG investor Sam Kennedy, who also added that many potential investors are circling around the club. “There has been a lot of interest from numerous potential partners considering investment into the club,” Kennedy said to the Boston Globe. “Great companies grow by adding value to their business.
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“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 FSG. And they felt this was an ideal time to explore possible opportunities for investment into the club.”
Liverpool have won the Champions League, the Premier League, the FA Cup, and two League Cup since FSG purchased the club 12 years ago.
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