The New York Post have claimed Liverpool is ‘quietly on the market, with John W. Henry allegedly running a ‘passive sales process’ for the Anfield club.
They add that American Henry is ‘privately entertaining offers’ with an unnamed source saying: “It’s for sale if he can get the right price.” Two other sources are said to have confirmed the news.
But Liverpool are denying the claims and have shot them down just hours after they were published.
A club spokesman said: “I can completely dismiss this unfounded speculation. To repeat once again, the club is not for sale, including any ‘quiet process’ or anything of that nature.”
It had been claimed Henry, who also owns the World Series-winning baseball team the Boston Red Sox, was looking for £1.5billion to sell. Liverpool were recently valued at around £1.4million by Forbes.
Last year a cousin of Manchester City owner Sheik Mansour has failed in a stunning £2billion proposal to buy Liverpool.
Sheik Khaled Bin Zayed Al Nehayan, an Emirati member of the family who govern Abu Dhabi, approached representatives of Liverpool’s owners over the course of several months in late 2017 and into early 2018.
He then made a £2bn offer that would have constituted the most expensive takeover in the history of football.
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