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Formula 1 owners worth $10.5bn could invest in Liverpool as FSG plan rebuild

Formula 1 owners worth $10.5bn could invest in Liverpool as FSG plan rebuild

The US media giants could be prepared to invest in Liverpool.

Formula 1's owners have been linked with potential investment in Liverpool with Fenway Sports Group (FSG) considering selling a minority stake in the club.

John W Henry, the principal owner at FSG, has ruled out a full sale of Liverpool but said last week that the club was "talking with investors".

The Telegraph has now revealed that FSG are looking at major media companies as potential investors to take a minority stake in the Premier League club.

Liberty Media, which has owned Formula 1 since 2017, has been touted as one potential investor.

The US media company, which has a market cap of $10.5bn (£8.5bn), also owns Major League Baseball side Atlanta Braves as well as the SiriusXM radio group.

Earlier this week, Tottenham announced a 15-year partnership with Formula 1 which includes the building of a karting track under their stadium in north London.

When asked by The Telegraph, Liberty Media declined to comment on Liverpool or FSG.

What stake could FSG sell in Liverpool?

While Henry has ruled out a full sale of Liverpool, it is not clear how big a stake FSG would be willing to sell in the club.

FSG bought Liverpool for around £300 million in 2011 and could recoup that figure by selling a minority stake.

In May of last year, Forbes estimated that the club was worth £3.6bn.

Liverpool has in the past sold stakes to media companies, albeit under previous ownership.

In 1999, what was then Granada bought a 9.9 per cent stake in the club for £21m.

It is believed that Liverpool's talks with investors have centred around selling a stake in the club itself rather than the parent company FSG.

However, The Telegraph claim FSG would look at either option if it was in the interests of raising investment for the club.

Liverpool are likely to need to invest heavily in their squad in the summer transfer window, with Jurgen Klopp's side currently seventh in the Premier League and at real risk of failing to qualify for the Champions League.

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Topics: Liverpool, Formula 1, Premier League, Football