Liverpool’s American owner John Henry has stated there are no plans to sell the Premier League club just after the Merseyside outfit’s owners stated in November they have been exploring a sale.
Fenway Sports Group (FSG), who completed a £300 million ($358m) takeover of the club in 2010, stated in November they would discover the selection of bringing in investors if it was in Liverpool’s “most effective interest.”
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After FSG’s initial statement, Liverpool chairman Tom Werner stated there was no urgency to full any prospective deal.
Henry was quoted by the Boston Sports Journal in an interview published on Sunday as saying: “I know there has been a lot of conversation and quotes about Liverpool, but I retain to the information: we merely formalized an ongoing approach.
“Will we be in England forever? No. Are we promoting Liverpool? No. Are speaking with investors about Liverpool? Yes. Will anything come about there? I think so, but it will not be a sale. Have we sold something in the previous 20 plus years?”
ESPN reported in November that FSG has enlisted investment banks Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to help in the approach of getting a prospective purchaser.
Liverpool’s rivals Manchester United, owned by the American Glazer loved ones, are also exploring a sale, with confirmed bids from British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe’s INEOS and Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani, a son of Qatar’s former prime minister.