Liverpool owners FSG could sell stake in club once Manchester United takeover is completed
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Liverpool and FSG's hopes of further investment could be dependent on the sale of Manchester United, it has been claimed.
Back in November, it was reported that Liverpool's owners Fenway Sports Group were considering a full sale of the club.
However, the Reds' principal owner, John W Henry, rubbished rumours in March, stating that had no intention of selling the club.
Although the American businessman did confirm that Liverpool's ownership were exploring the possibility of further investment into the club. But news of any potential investment has since fallen quiet.
Meanwhile, reports have surfaced suggesting the CEO of a £16 billion-valued company is interested in investing in the Premier League.
But journalist Ben Jacobs has postulated when FSG could sell a stake in the Merseyside club, suggesting that any investment could be dependent on Manchester United's prospective takeover.
FSG using Man Utd sale as 'yardstick'
The Red Devil's takeover saga has been tedious at times, after the Glazers put the club up for sale in November.
British businessman Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Qatari banker Sheikh Jassim have emerged as the two favourites to take over at Old Trafford. But with still no agreement in place, Erik ten Hag has had to navigate the transfer market without a clear idea of his budget.
All the while, Liverpool's owners have been taking notes and could use the Glazers' potential sale as a financial indicator for their own business. Or at least that's the opinion of journalist Ben Jacobs.
“Behind the scenes, I still think we are going to see something move at some point during the season on the investment side with FSG. It won’t be a full sale but they are still exploring the possibility of minority investment," Jacobs told Caught Offside.
“One wonders after the Manchester United saga ends whether we actually see that as a yardstick for price and then FSG try and move in some capacity. So, there is a lot to like at Liverpool because despite the disappointment of last season, I still feel that behind the scenes when I talk to sources that there is calmness and stability.”