Acording to a news report, the president of Fenway Sports Group and Principal owner of Liverpool Football Club, billionaire businessman, John Henry has rejected a mouth watering offer of £3billion to sell the club.
John Henry is an American businessman and investor and the founder of John W. Henry & Company, an investment management firm. Henry is the principal owner of Liverpool Football Club, the Boston Red Sox, The Boston Globe, and co-owner of Roush Fenway Racing.
Following a new report by the mirror, John Henry, rejected a bid from the Middle East that was submitted to him, before news broke early this week of the club’s involvement in the failed European Super League.
The report adds that other potential buyers majority of whom are from the Middle East are ready to buy the club if the owners decide to sell but it would cost more than £3bn to convince them.
Club legend Jamie Carragher suggests that there may be no way back for FSG as the fan backlash towards them means they just have to sell the club.
Liverpool’s US owner John W. Henry and his company Fenway Sports Group (FSG) are under pressure to sell the club after supporters protested against the owners this week following the clubs involvement in the highly criticized European super league ESL.
The football club which was bought for around £300million in 2010 has increased in value since it was bought, as they recently sold a 10% stake to RedBird Capital for £543m.
FSG have overseen Liverpool’s first Premier League title win, as well as a Champions League triumph under Jurgen Klopp.
Carragher speaking to BBC Radio Merseyside said:
I don’t see where they go from here, the owners. They apologised – that may make a difference but I even think long term it will be really difficult for them
Time is a great healer, we all know that, and they (FSG) have done good things at the club, I don’t forget that – the ownership which brought in Jurgen Klopp, you think of the new Main Stand, the training ground.
They have made mistakes along the way, but this being the biggest one. It’s just whether supporters can ever forgive them for it. I think it will take a very long time for this to heal
Fans of the football club have taken to social media to react to the club owner’s decision, some in support and others not.