Liverpool FC owner invites offers from potential bidders

Liverpool FC’s American owner, Fenway Sports Group (FSG), has put the club up for sale.

The US-based consortium has created a presentation for interested parties keen to take over ownership of the Premier League side, according to online sports outlet The Athletic.

It claims FSG, which also owns Major League Baseball side Boston Red Sox, has retained Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley in its move to dispose of the club, which it acquired for £300m in October 2010 from fellow Americans, George Gillett and Tom Hicks, who had bought Liverpool for £218.9m in 2007.

In May this year Forbes valued the club at £3.6bn.

In a statement issued to The Athletic, FSG said: “There have been a number of recent changes of ownership and rumours of changes in ownership at EPL clubs and inevitably we are asked regularly about Fenway Sports Group’s ownership in Liverpool.

“FSG has frequently received expressions of interest from third parties seeking to become shareholders in Liverpool. FSG has said before that under the right terms and conditions we would consider new shareholders if it was in the best interests of Liverpool as a club.

“FSG remains fully committed to the success of Liverpool, both on and off the pitch.”