Liverpool owner John W. Henry is reportedly ‘privately’ listening to offers as he looks to cash in on the football club FSG bought for $447million in 2010.
The Reds have made their best ever start to a Premier League season and although Klopp is yet to get his side to play the exciting football they are renowned for, the German is still managing to churn out decent results.
Since Klopp signed as Liverpool manager, the fortunes of the club have only improved and there has been a lot of talk over the last 12 months of FSG cashing in on Liverpool, while an offer from Sheik Mansour’s cousin was rejected last year.
Now, the New York Post is reporting that principal owner John W. Henry is ‘privately’ listening to offers for Liverpool Football Club and would reportedly sell at $2 billion.
Meanwhile, football finance expert Kieran Maguire is of the view that it would be most beneficial for FSG to hold onto Liverpool for a little while longer.
“FSG see a lot more growth in the club,” says Maguire to the Liverpool Echo . “In their masterplan, they’ll believe in four to five years Liverpool will be worth closer to £3bn.
“The most recent Premier League takeover deal that went through was at Arsenal where Stan Kroenke bought out Alisher Usmanov. That valued Arsenal at around £1.8bn.
“While Arsenal have historically been able to generate more money from matchday revenue as they have a bigger stadium, Liverpool have taken steps to bridge that gap and are by far the more popular with sponsors and commercial partners because they have the history and heritage which appeals to an overseas fanbase.
“If Arsenal are worth £1.8bn then Liverpool are worth at least £2bn. And if they continue to succeed on the field then they could easily add another £500m in the next few years.
“From an FSG point of view, it would be daft to sell for £2bn.”