Liverpool Football Club is not for sale, according to chairman Tom Werner.
A sale has been consistently rumoured for the last few months – there were even suggestions that two Chinese consortiums made a bid for the club earlier this year – but according to Werner, a sale is not even being considered.
“We’ve said it before and I’d like to say it again: this club is not for sale,” Werner said (via Echo).
“I’d say that from time to time somebody says they have made an offer to us but they are really saying that just for publicity.
“People throw offers to us which we don’t think are real. We haven’t had a discussion or a negotiation with anyone because this club is not for sale.”
Fans have occasionally been frustrated with a perceived lack of investment in the side, but the fact remains that FSG have taken us from the brink of “doing a Leeds” to one of the world’s richest clubs in just a few short years.
Werner did, however, confirm that the American group would consider selling a minority share in the club, if the right offer was made.
“At the same time we’ve been clear that we actively pursue commercial opportunities which in turn helps us invest in the squad and win football matches,” he continued.
“These commercial discussions can be complex and we’ve said in the past, under the right conditions and absolutely with the right partner, we could look at some small investment stake in the club.
“But only in the framework of doing what would be in the club’s long-term best interests. I want to reiterate that the club is not for sale.”
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