Tom Werner has come out and unequivocally denied that FSG rejected a £1.5bn bid for Liverpool from a Dubai based consortium, via the Echo.
The original story suggested that FSG pulled the plug on the deal because of an expected increase in overseas TV money coming into English football – basically meaning they can make more than £1.5bn if they wait a few years.
We actually believe Werner’s rebuttal though as the publication which made the claims, ‘The National‘, is a notoriously unreliable one.
But this hasn’t stopped fans on Twitter reacting to the rumour.
In fact, many have used it as an excuse to take a swipe at our owners, who an increasing amount now believe are holding us back from competing at the very top.
Where do you stand, Reds?
absolute nonsense, FSG would have snapped their hands off
— MOE (@lvrplfc1) October 26, 2017
Having lived in UAE I’d caution against taking anything you read in The National as fully truthful.
— Gary Thomas Ellis (@GaryThomasEllis) October 27, 2017
Shows how the owners only care about making money and not the club
— Stephen Rule (@steve_rule) October 27, 2017
One more team to worry about if she goes and buys Newcastle!
— Suhas A R (@Suhas2009) October 27, 2017
— Adv_YR (@raw_yaseen) October 26, 2017
Bullshit stories again wen somebody does bid enough money these frauds will bite there hands off
— peter roberts (@peter_robbo) October 26, 2017
FSG should sell, they would make a nice profit.
— Scott Chapman (@ChappyDontSurf) October 26, 2017
Absolutely ridiculous. FSG our. How can we compete when you MUST spend big bucks.
— Jay Russell🇮🇪 (@Jason_RussellC) October 26, 2017
FSG are taken money out of this club 100% , bought for £300m, sell all our best players, cheap wages, sign fuck all players.. UCL/ Tv Money, countless sponsors.. LFC make plenty of money & we still have netspend of £24m.. the c**ts are milking us dry b4 eventually selling #FSGOUT
— Kloppite (@Khoazy009) October 26, 2017
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— Dean Coombes (@DeanCoombes) October 26, 2017