New update on FSG sale process is bleak, minimum price for Liverpool set
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New update on FSG sale process is bleak, minimum price for Liverpool set

An update on the Liverpool sale paints a bleak picture as FSG set their bare minimum asking price. The Reds are still on the market.

This comes from the Liverpool Echo. They report that FSG are yet to receive a single serious offer for Liverpool or any noteworthy interest.

The Reds have been openly on the market for some time now but nothing has even reached the conversation stage. It’s possible that FSG’s asking price plays a part in that.

They apparently want at least $4bn – or around £3.25bn – to even start a conversation. Anything less than that will be dismissed out of hand. It’s a steep price and one few can pay.

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Couple that with the fact that John Henry doesn’t actually want an outright sale and you get a complicated situation for any potential buyer. Perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise that Manchester United are receiving offers and Liverpool aren’t.

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No matter what kind of sale you want or whatever owner you hope for, this is a bleak update. The longer this process drags on, after all, the longer Liverpool are under a cloud of uncertainty.

We wonder if United might be the key here, though. They’re certainly up for sale for a full takeover and it’s possible that potential buyers have an eye on them. Once that deal is done, people can assess what Liverpool are worth.

The United sale will likely be for a world record, after all. That would dramatically change Liverpool’s price, given they’re not too far behind their rivals in terms of value.

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And perhaps that’s what FSG are really doing here. Drag this one out, see if United go for the record, and then command a bigger price. It’s a strategy that at least makes sense.

We still expect Liverpool to have new owners this year, minority or otherwise. But it seems we’ll need to wait quite a bit longer before getting answers.

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