Jurgen Klopp must be thrilled to hear the news that FSG have no plans to sell Liverpool right now.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last four months, you’ll be aware that a sale of the Reds was in the offing. But as per owner John Henry’s comments in the Boston Sports Journal yesterday, no such thing will now happen.
“I know there has been a lot of conversation and quotes about LFC [Liverpool Football Club], but I keep to the facts: we merely formalised an ongoing process,” explained the 73-year-old.
“Will we be in England forever? No. Are we selling LFC? No. Are we talking with investors about LFC? Yes. Will something happen there? I believe so, but it won’t be a sale. Have we sold anything in the past 20+ years?”
Picking up the story for The Telegraph, journalist Chris Bascombe suggests that Klopp will ‘welcome’ Henry’s words.
The Liverpool manager reportedly has a good relationship with Henry and FSG. Having maintained that he’d been informed only of additional investment and nothing further, Klopp has now seemingly been vindicated.
Klopp thankful to get takeover talk put to bed
Although Klopp would no doubt love an owner who splashed the cash in the transfer market a little more, he’s also very much a realist. He seems to understand the constraints placed on him and is used to working wonders within them.
With new investment now the sole focus of the day, the boss will be hopeful that those constraints can still be eased somewhat.
The 55-year-old is also no doubt pleased to have the uncertainty of a possible takeover put to bed. Along with the on-pitch stability now returning, there should be hope around the club to go into a better period.
Having also been vocal on the spending of the likes of Manchester City and PSG in the past, Klopp will be pleased that his own morals won’t be comrpomised.
Had Liverpool seen a takeover of a similar structure, there would have been plenty of uncomfortable questions for him to answer.
As it is, Klopp knows exactly where he stands with FSG. Without the background noise over what’s going on in Boston, the German can focus on getting back to doing what he does best: winning football games.
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