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Owner John Henry denies sales plans



Owner John Henry denies sales plans

Liverpool FC is apparently not for sale at the moment. “I know there’s been a lot of talk and quotes about the LFC, but I’ll stick to the facts,” owner John Henry told dem Boston SportsJournal: “Are we going to stay in England forever? No. Are we selling the LFC? No. Are we talking to investors about the LFC? Yes.”

Henry’s Fenway Sports Group (FSG) said last November that it “would consider new shareholders if it was in the best interests of Liverpool as a club”. Speculation then spread that the 19-time English champions were on the market like rivals Manchester United.

FSG paid £300m (€338m) for the Reds 13 years ago after Americans Tom Hicks and George Gillett left the club on the brink of bankruptcy. Under her ownership, Liverpool won the Champions League twice and also clinched their first Premier League title in 30 years in 2020.

Nevertheless, Henry and FSG are increasingly criticized by the fans. They complain about the lack of investment in new players for the team of German team manager Jürgen Klopp. The Reds are only eighth in the league. In the Champions League, Klopp and Co. meet defending champions Real Madrid in the round of 16 first leg on Tuesday (9 p.m.).