Liverpool as a club has really been through it in the past week, well, for the past nine months or so. This has been a tumultuous season to be a Kopite. We’ve seen an unprecedented injury crisis strangle the side’s campaign and we’ve seen the club dragged through the mud by the owners. Just how long we’ll have the same owners is now up for debate. According to The Mirror, John Henry has rejected a £3bn offer to buy Liverpool.
The past week has seen FSG irreparably damage their reputation with Liverpool fans.
The owners dragged the club through the mud when it was announced that Liverpool had signed up for The Super League.
The Reds were one of a dozen clubs signed up to the new competition.
The announcement was met with widespread condemnation with backlash from everybody from politicians to pundits.
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Fans protested outside Elland Road as Liverpool took on Leeds United just hours after the bombshell move.
The Super League was announced on Sunday night and was dead in the water by Tuesday evening.
One by one the Premier League clubs involved withdrew from the competition.
On Wednesday morning John Henry issued a video apology, taking responsibility for the disastrous move.
Despite his sorries plenty of fans believe that The Super League debacle has made FSG’s position at Liverpool untenable.
John Henry rejects takeover bid
Naturally there will always be interest in the club given its stature on the world stage.
According to The Mirror, John Henry has rejected a bid to buy Liverpool.
The report states that a £3bn offer was turned down before the announcement of The Super League.
There is allegedly interest in the club from the Middle East.
The Mirror goes on to state that there are other interested parties from the region waiting to see if John Henry changes his mind amid the backlash from the breakaway debacle.
What RTK has to say
John Henry selling Liverpool to oil rich owners from the Middle East would satisfy some fans but it would not be a step in the right direction.
For years we have lamented Chelsea and Manchester City buying their way to trophies, it would be grim to join them in that pursuit.
It would also be a case of one step forward and two steps back.
Now is the time for decisive change in how football is run, we need fan ownership in an ideal world but fan representation at board level at the very least.
Selling up to a megarich new owner is not what we need.