Report: Decisive takeover update now emerges out of Liverpool, FSG’s stance has been made clear
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Report: Decisive takeover update now emerges out of Liverpool, FSG’s stance has been made clear

Fenway Sports Group are increasingly likely to sell a minority stake in Liverpool, according to The Athletic.

As per the latest report, it has now been clarified that the Reds’ American owners are looking to sell a small portion of the club, rather than sanctioning a full takeover.

After it was announced that FSG were seeking new investment into the club back in November, John Henry and co are still yet to receive any suitable proposals.

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Therefore, although their preference is to sell a minority stake, formal discussions are yet to be made.

According to The Athletic, it awaits to be seen whether a potential bid could sway FSG’s plan to retain their major shareholding.

Takeover update clarifies FSG’s stance

As per a previous report by the Liverpool Echo, the introduction of a strategic partner at Anfield could be a fantastic move for the club.

The greatest criticism fans have had with FSG during their tenure has been the lack of funds provided to Jurgen Klopp.

Although the Reds have welcomed the likes of Virgil van Dijk (£75m) and Darwin Nunez (£64m) to Merseyside, these arrivals have often been financed by big-money departures.

For example, van Dijk and Alisson Becker were bought with the £142m Liverpool received for Philippe Coutinho.

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On the contrary, other Premier League teams are given a huge budget without having to sell their top players.

This has never been the case for Klopp, so the manager has worked wonders with the finances he has been allocated.

Therefore, a strategic partner coming in would provide an injection of cash for the club to spend on transfer arrivals.

This would keep FSG in control; a prospect which quite a few Reds fans have advocated for in recent months.

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