Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group are said to be taking the next steps towards selling the club. The global company, which also owns the Boston Red Sox, bought the Merseyside giants for £300m in 2010 and helped the club win their first Premier League trophy as well as the Champions League and Cup. world of clubs during their tenure.
According to The Athletic, Liverpool manager Mike Gordon, who is chairman of the FSG, is stepping back from his current role at Anfield and is expected to focus on a possible sale of the club, with chief executive Billy Hogan assuming greater responsibility. responsibility for operations. .
Gordon, who managed the day-to-day affairs of the club from Boston in the United States, played a key role in Liverpool’s recent success and has a strong relationship with manager Jurgen Klopp. But major banks Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley have been appointed to oversee the sale and prepare a full sales package for interested parties.
“There have been a number of recent ownership changes and rumors of ownership changes at EPL clubs and inevitably we are regularly asked about the ownership of Fenway Sports Group at Liverpool,” read a statement from FSG. .
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“FSG has frequently received expressions of interest from third parties wishing to become shareholders of Liverpool. The FSG have already said that, given the right conditions, we would consider new shareholders if it was in the interests of Liverpool as a club. FSG remains fully committed to the success of Liverpool, both on and off the pitch. And Express Sport is now looking at three parties that have been linked to a takeover.
Stephen Pagliuca and partners
Stephen Pagliuca, who made the final shortlist to acquire Chelsea earlier this year, has been described as a “serious candidate” to buy the Reds as he has close links with FSG. The American acquired a 55% stake in Italian side Atalanta earlier this year and is also co-chairman of NBA giants Boston Celtics.
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Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment and Sir Martin Broughton
David Blitzer and his business partner Josh Harris could seek to revive a consortium with Sir Martin Broughton, who acted as temporary chairman at Anfield during the club’s last sale, in a bid to get their hands on Liverpool. The billionaire duo currently own Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment, as well as almost a fifth of Crystal Palace.
HSBE, which also owns the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils, has teamed up with Broughton in a bid to buy Chelsea this year, along with Lord Sebastian Coe.
Dubai International Capital
The Gulf States have prodigious wealth, which means FSG could look to the Middle East when it comes to a sale. Dubai International Capital – a sovereign wealth fund – failed in previous attempts to buy the Reds from David Moores after submitting an offer of around £300million in 2007. But it has been reported that Dubai investors could now “consider a purchase”.