The English Premier League team’s American-based owners, Fenway Sports Group (FSG), said on Monday that they would take into account adding new shareholders for Liverpool after receiving numerous expressions of interest from outside parties.
FSG successfully acquired Liverpool for $300 million from previous owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett in 2010. Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball are also owned by FSG. As a result of recent ownership changes and rumors of ownership changes at English Premier League clubs, FSG said in a statement that it is frequently questioned about its ownership of Liverpool.
In 2020, Liverpool won its first league championship in 30 years, reestablishing itself as one of the top clubs in Europe.Since being hired in 2015, manager Jurgen Klopp has also assisted the team in winning the Champions League, Club World Cup, FA Cup, and League Cup.
For a number of controversies, FSG has received criticism from Liverpool fans in recent years. 2019 saw a campaign by the supporters’ group Spirit of Shankly against FSG’s attempt to trademark the name Liverpool.A few injury crises have revealed how thin Liverpool’s squad can get, and Michael Edwards’ recruitment strategy covered up funding gaps.
When Liverpool’s participation in a hypothetical European Super League became public knowledge, Reds supporters as well as other European football fans reacted angrily. The cash-grab aspect of the scheme rankled Liverpool’s fan base, even though all English clubs withdrew their participation.