'From everything I've heard': US journalist shares the 'four scenarios' FSG are considering in Liverpool sale
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'From everything I've heard': US journalist shares the 'four scenarios' FSG are considering in Liverpool sale

A US journalist for the Boston Globe shares the four scenarios FSG are considering in their Liverpool sale plans. It’s unclear what will happen to the Reds.

Boston Globe journalist Michael Silverman talked to the BBC this week about FSG‘s Liverpool sale. The Boston-based ownership group seek investment in the Reds, as detailed by just about everyone.

But what exactly are they after? Silverman detailed their plans in his interview, believing there are ‘four scenarios’ under consideration by FSG.

“I believe there’s four scenarios,” he told BBC Radio Merseyside. “One is someone just buys the club outright, another is someone buys a minority share now and over the years that becomes a majority share.

“Or, they simply get new partners who invest in the club, and Fenway Sports Group retains majority control. Or, they simply don’t sell at all.

“Maybe there’s a fifth scenario, and I’m not quite sure what that would be, but from everything I’ve heard and other members of the media have reported, everything is on the table.

“Yes, it’s very much in the early days, it doesn’t at all feel as if anything is imminent or about to happen.”

FSG are considering options in Liverpool sale

In other words, all is on the table and FSG aren’t particularly close to securing any kind of sale. Liverpool’s future remains remarkably unclear, in all honesty – just about anything could happen.

FSG could leave, they could stay, they could stay with a new investment partner or they could just stick around for the short term. On top of it all, we have no idea what kind of investors could take over or join them.

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Liverpool, then, have got to carry on as normal. There really can’t be any change to the transfer plans, nor any considering of the sale in their long-term plans. Simply because at the end of the day, FSG could keep 100% control with no sale at all.

In some ways, that’s good news. The worst-case is needing to freeze everything during a drawn-out sale process. But it would be nice to have some sort of idea of what’s to come.

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