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Liverpool owners dismiss rumour of plan to sell club


BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 31: The Boston Red Sox Chairman Thomas C. Werner talks to the fans at Fenway before the Victory Parade around Boston on October 31, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Omar Rawlings/Getty Images/AFP

Liverpool’s owners Fenway Sports Group have categorically ruled out selling the Anfield outfit.

Reports in their native US claimed principal owner John W Henry has begun a “quiet process” to cash in on Liverpool eight years after buying them for £300million.

But Liverpool have dismissed the speculation and insist the club is not for sale.

A Liverpool spokesperson said: “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.

“To repeat, once again, this club is not for sale, including any ‘quiet process’ or anything of that nature.”

The initial report that the Reds were on the market came from Henry’s homeland of America, with the New York Post claiming the Boston Red Sox owner was “quietly” looking for around $2billion.

They also cite two other sources claiming the club is “essentially for sale”.

Earlier this year it was claimed that Abu Dhabi tycoon Sheik Khaled Bin Zayed Al Nahayan – the cousin of Manchester City owner Sheik Mansour – was interested in a takeover.

The New York Post report suggests that the Red Sox – who won baseball’s World Series last month – are currently running at a loss, but added that “it couldn’t immediately be learned” if that was linked to a potential Liverpool sale.

It also added that a sale shouldn’t be expected soon.

Financial expert Kieran Maguire claims Henry would be “daft” to sell.

“FSG see a lot more growth in the club,” he told the Liverpool Echo.

“In their masterplan, they’ll believe in four to five years Liverpool will be worth closer to £3bn.”

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