Liverpool owners categorically deny 'unfounded' $2bn takeover reports
A report published on Friday claimed John W. Henry is ‘quietly’ entertaining informal offers
Liverpool have categorically dismissed reports claiming owners Fenway Sports Group are looking to sell the club.
A report published in the New York Post on Friday claimed Fenway chief John W. Henry is ‘quietly’ entertaining informal takeover offers in the region of approximately $2bn (£1.53bn).
However, a Liverpool spokesperson on Friday completely dismissed the report, insisting the club is not for sale and describing speculation suggesting otherwise as “unfounded”.
“As loathed as we are to give a story of this nature a meaningful response, on behalf of the club’s ownership I can completely dismiss this unfounded speculation,” a spokesperson said.
“To repeat once again, the club is not for sale, including any ‘quiet process’ or anything of that nature.”
Henry’s Fenway completed their takeover of Liverpool in 2010 in a deal worth an estimated £300m.
In August, reports claimed that Sheik Khaled Bin Zayed al-Nehayan, the cousin of Manchester City owner Sheik Mansour, had tabled a takeover bid for the Anfield club.
Liverpool insisted the club was not for sale at the time but clarified that Fenway would accept minority investment “under the right terms and conditions”.