Liverpool owners FSG ‘in huge investment talks’ with Moneyball mogul Billy Beane

Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group are reportedly in talks over a mega merger with John W Henry believed to be keen to get a deal done.

FSG took over Liverpool from Tom Hicks and George Gillett in 2010 and have seen the Premier League and Champions League won during their reign.

But Moneyball mogul Billy Beane and sports banker Gerry Cardinale are hoping to purchase a professional sports franchise and have reportedly eyed a deal with FSG.

Beane, executive of Major League Baseball's Oakland Athletics, and Cardinal raised $575m this year as part of their plan.

And The Wall Street Journal this morning claim they are hoping to acquire a 25 per cent stake in FSG.

FSG also own baseball side Boston Red Sox and it’s claimed that the move would value them at $8billion and result in the company being listed on the public stock market.

Talks are reportedly at an earlier stage though Financial Times add that Henry is keen to get a deal done and have his company listed on public markets.

It is not known if the deal would have any impact on Liverpool, who have won three of their first four Premier League matches.

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Henry recently said of the club’s success: "The fact that we are champions of England, champions of Europe, the Club World Cup, the Super Cup is just an extraordinary accomplishment by this organisation and by these players.

"To be involved with that, to have been a part of it has really been the capstone of my career and I think all of us who have been a part of Fenway Sports Group.

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"Liverpool Football Club is a family and it's really something extraordinary to be part of.

"To the staff, to the players, to all of you who expended so much effort over these last two years, I just want to say thank you from all of us at Fenway Sports Group.

"I know you get this from the fans, I don't know if you get it from us enough but we really appreciate everything you did this year, this last two years. Thank you."

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