Liverpool FC: Fenway ‘would consider new shareholders’

Fenway Sports Group (FSG) said on Monday it would consider new shareholders for Liverpool FC, having “frequently received expressions of interest” from third parties.

FSG, which also owns Major League Baseball side Boston Red Sox, completed the takeover of Liverpool from American businessmen Tom Hicks and George Gillett for £300 million in 2010.

GlobalData analyst Conrad Wiacek has estimated that Liverpool could fetch more than $5 billion, Bloomberg reported.

“There have been a number of recent changes of ownership and rumours of changes in ownership at EPL clubs and inevitably we are asked regularly about Fenway Sports Group’s ownership in Liverpool,” said FSG.

“FSG has frequently received expressions of interest from third parties seeking to become shareholders in Liverpool.

“FSG has said before that under the right terms and conditions we would consider new shareholders if it was in the best interests of Liverpool as a club.

“FSG remains fully committed to the success of Liverpool, both on and off the pitch.”

Bloomberg reported that FSG  is working with Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to gauge buyer interest in Liverpool.