Fenway Sports Group are targeting media companies as potential minority investors into Liverpool, according to The Telegraph.
This follows comments made by John Henry last week, where he revealed the club were in talks with investors over relinquishing a partial stake – with a full takeover now off the table.
As per the report, a contender FSG may be considering with this proposition is US media giant Liberty Media.
Regarding its sports portfolio, Liberty owns Formula One and Major League Baseball franchise the Atlanta Braves.
It is unclear how large of a stake FSG are willing to sell, but Henry and co are expected to use the investment to fund a rebuild of Jurgen Klopp’s squad in the summer.
FSG explore media investment into Liverpool
Speaking to the Boston Sports Journal last month, Henry responded to questions about the sale of Liverpool.
“Will we be in England forever? No,” said Henry. “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.”
With this in mind, FSG are unlikely to consider unfamiliar investment groups as candidates to sell a partial stake to.
As owners of the Boston Red Sox, Henry will be very familiar with a number of groups from across the US who would be interested in acquiring a minority stake in the Reds.
This would make it easier for him when it comes to negotiations and keeping majority control of the club.
As a result, if the Merseyside outfit are going to be provided with the funds needed for a rebuild this summer, the likeliest route for this would be bringing on a company like Liberty Media.
FSG would be more likely to deal with a party not looking to increase their stake in the club, and they would feel more comfortable with the security of their overall control.