FSG’s Tom Werner addressed the idea of a potential Liverpool sale on Saturday. There’s only one way they’d consider it.
FSG have been in the news this week. They officially announced their deal with RedBird capital, bringing a mountain of investment into their company.
But what does it mean for the future? Liverpool are one of two major teams FSG owns, alongside Major League Baseball’s Boston Red Sox.
Could, for instance, FSG look to sell either for enormous profit? According to Tom Werner, selling Liverpool is always a possibility but very unlikely.
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“If someone comes into your house and offers you an insane price, you examine it,” said Werner, per the Financial Times. “But our interest certainly is to retain and grow the properties that we have.
“I think that we see a lot of upside – not just in a financial sense. We have a commitment to our supporters.
“The reason we’ve grown is that we focused on building a winning team on and off, whether you call it ‘the diamond’ or ‘the pitch’.
“The most important thing for us is to try to be best in class.”
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This is really what you want to hear from club owners. They’re open to a sale for anyone desperate to buy the club but right now, they’re committed to growth.
If FSG were looking to sell, they’d be streamlining the club and avoiding any financial risks. Fans shouldn’t want that – it doesn’t lead to success.
Instead, FSG want to grow the club further. The most obvious way to do that is continued success on the pitch but there are also the plans to expand the Anfield Road stand.
Liverpool are in a good position with FSG right now, then. Are things so good that we can expect Kylian Mbappe to arrive this summer? Of course not. But the club is undoubtedly moving forward – and that’s more than most can say.