The English Premier League team’s American-based owners, Fenway Sports Group (FSG), indicated on Monday that they will take into account adding additional shareholders for Liverpool after receiving several expressions of interest from outside parties.
Fenway Sports Group, the owners of Liverpool, will be open to additional investors
FSG finalised the acquisition of Liverpool from previous owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett for 300 million pounds ($343.56 million) in 2010. FSG also owns Major League Baseball team Boston Red Sox.
FSG released a statement saying, “We are frequently questioned about Fenway Sports Group’s ownership in Liverpool. There have been a number of recent changes of ownership and rumours of changes in ownership at EPL teams.
“FSG has regularly received indications of interest from outside parties looking to become shareholders in Liverpool. FSG has already said that, given the correct terms and circumstances, we would take into consideration new shareholders if doing so was in the best interests of Liverpool as a team.
“FSG continues to be wholly dedicated to Liverpool’s success, both on and off the field.”
Liverpool won their first Premier League championship under FSG’s ownership in the 2019–20 season, and under Juergen Klopp, the team made it to the Champions League final three times before taking home the trophy in 2019.
Reuters has reached out to Liverpool for a response.
Roman Abramovich, a Russian, finalised the 4.25 billion pound sale of Chelsea earlier this year to a consortium of investors headed by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital.
The parent organisation of the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball, Liverpool F.C. of the Premier League, and the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League is Fenway Sports Group Holdings, LLC (FSG).
When John W. Henry joined together with Tom Werner, Les Otten, The New York Times Company, and other investors to successfully bid for the Red Sox in 2001, they established FSG under the name New England Sports Ventures (NESV). In March 2011, NESV publicly declared that it was changing to Fenway Sports Group.