'Business as usual' - Liverpool chairman Tom Werner provides update on FSG's potential sale of the club

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Liverpool chairman Tom Werner says his company Fenway Sports Group are in no rush to find a new buyer for the Reds.
  • FSG bought Liverpool back in 2010
  • Opened door to sale earlier this November
  • Werner has since put brakes on any deal

WHAT HAPPENED? FSG had opened the door to a potential sale earlier this month, but Werner quelled any notion of a deal being completed anytime soon on Friday. The company's second-largest shareholder insisted that, despite a plethora of interest from external buyers, they were in no rush to sell Liverpool, either as a football team or outright.

WHAT THEY SAID: "We’re exploring a sale, but there’s no urgency, no time frame for us," Werner said. "As far as I’m concerned, it’s business as usual. One outcome could be our continued stewardship for quite a while.”

His statement comes just a day after FSG partner Sam Kennedy revealed that ”there has been a lot of interest from numerous potential partners considering investment into the club", although he admitted that "it is early days in terms of exploring possibilities for possible investment into Liverpool."

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THE BIGGER PICTURE: FSG seem to be putting the brakes on a deal that would see the company relinquish control over Liverpool for the first time since they bought the club back in 2010 for $493 million (£427 million). Kennedy admitted that an outcome, if any can be found, may involve a stakeholder blend which would see the interested party buy into Liverpool as a minority shareholder, before buying enough shares over time to gain majority control.


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DID YOU KNOW? Forbes has estimated that Liverpool's current value is around $4.45 billion (£3.85 billion), making it the 22nd-most valuable sports franchise in the world.

WHAT NEXT FOR LIVERPOOL? With FSG in no rush, it looks like Liverpool could be waiting a while before any sale is completed, if it happens at all.