Recently, rumors would creep up suggesting that Liverpool Football Club was ‘quietly’ for sale. Per a report from the New York Post’s Josh Kosman, a source told him that Liverpool would be “…for sale if he can get the right price.”
That price? Well north of a cool $2 billion.
However, the Fenway Sports Group is wholeheartedly denying those reports. In fact, they are upset that they just have to talk about it.
“As loathed as we are to give a story of this nature a meaningful response, on behalf of the club’s ownership I can completely dismiss this unfounded speculation,” a club spokesperson told Liverpool Echo’s James Pearce. “To repeat once again, the club is not for sale, including any ‘quiet process’ or anything of that nature.”
Of course, what else are they going to say? Still, it’s not uncommon for rumors like this to creep up and spread. And as we know, owners are in the business of making more money. But for now, we can probably take the current owners at their word…probably. This Premier League season, Liverpool are currently third on 27 points after 11 matches. They’re level on points with Chelsea (but three goals behind them). And then there’s Manchester City, who are on 29 points after the same amount of matches — with a plus-29 goal differential.
They’re also currently second in a UCL group that includes Napoli and PSG. But, they did just lose 2-0 to Red Star Belgrade this past week. Plus, they’re coming off one of their best seasons in recent history. The last thing they need is a silly distraction like this.
Time will tell if there’s any truth to it.