Liverpool’s owner, American billionaire John Henry, has denied the English giants club is for sale despite seeking new investment.
Finoy Sports Group (FSG), which is owned by Henry, said last November that it was “considering investing in new shareholders if Liverpool were a club”.
This has sparked speculation that the 19-time English champions could be sold in line with their arch-rivals Manchester United.
“I know there’s a lot of chatter and quotes about Liverpool FC, but I’m sticking to the facts,” Henry told Boston Sports in an interview published on Monday.
“We have streamlined an existing process a bit. Are we going to be in England forever? No. Are we selling Liverpool? No. Are we talking to investors about Liverpool? Yes”.
And, “Will something happen? I think so, but it won’t sell. Have we sold anything in the last 20 years?”
FSG, which also owns American baseball giants Boston Red Sox, paid 300 million pounds ($361 million) to buy Liverpool 13 years ago.
Forbes magazine currently values the club at around $4.5 billion.
Manchester United are expected to become the most expensive football club in history if the sale of the Red Devils is completed in the coming months.
British billionaire Jim Radcliffe and Qatar Islamic Bank chairman Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani have both publicly expressed their interest in United, with bids expected to reach around $6 billion.
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