FSG change their stance over Liverpool sale, worry is setting in
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FSG change their stance over Liverpool sale, worry is setting in

FSG are now just as likely to sell a minority stake in Liverpool as they are to complete a full sale.

That’s according to journalist Miguel Delaney. Writing in his weekly newsletter for The Independent, Delaney outlined the Liverpool owner’s current thinking behind the sale of the club.

“Liverpool’s Fenway Sports Group are now looking at selling a minority stake as much as an outright sale,” writes the journalist. “The general belief among football industry insiders is that is down to a shift in the market.

“While the price Chelsea went for seemed to suggest it was open season, there is now a bit of trepidation. Liverpool have not had that much interest. While the Glazers want to sell United for around €6bn, meanwhile, Jim Ratcliffe’s advisors value it at €4bn.”

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Frustration continues for Liverpool

This is certainly another frustrating update where Liverpool’s potential takeover is concerned.

Far from being over, it looks like the sale could drag for a while yet. If there’s a sale at all, that is. From Delaney’s report, it feels like a minority investor coming in is now the most likely scenario.

That could still be good news in the long-run for Liverpool fans. Should an outside party take on more responsibility for spending, it might make FSG more likely to loosen the purse strings in the transfer market.

And let’s face it, that’s all fans really want improving on anyway.

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Aside from that pretty major detail, the way FSG handle the club financially is admirable. Especially when compared to some of their Premier League rivals.

If there’s a way to keep that financial security, along with spending a wee bit more in the market, maybe that’s the best of both worlds.

Certainly, the alternative could be a worrying one for Liverpool fans. Plenty of supporters would certainly be in favour of a state-backed buyout, but we wouldn’t.

Given the reported market for the club being so tiny, this is probably what we’d end up with. There would be big, undeniable benefits to that approach. But at what cost. The only sure thing right now is that nobody knows what will happen. We’ll just have to sit tight.

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