According to a report by The Mirror, sharing a big Fenway Sports Group (FSG) development, Liverpool’s owners have rejected a bid of almost £3bn for the Merseyside club from an unnamed investor – prompting many Reds fans to vent their fury over this news.
FSG purchased the Merseyside club from previous American owners George Gillett and Tom Hicks, who had plunged the Reds into £350m worth of debt (Goal).
During the current ownership, Liverpool steadied the ship financially and slowly re-established themselves as a top four club, but they have come under serious fire recently for a very controversial decision.
Liverpool’s involvement in the now-suspended European Super League (ESL) as a founding club prompted waves of backlash – so much so that, after the club effectively pulled out of the proposals alongside the rest of the ‘big six’, principal owner John W. Henry released a public apology to supporters.
The relationship between Reds and their FSG ownership appears more strained than ever, and news has now emerged that they recently rejected a £3bn takeover bid just before the ESL saga.
Flocking to this big development, there was no shortage of eruption from Liverpool supporters to this news – you can see some of their verdicts below.
Liverpool fans erupt over big FSG development
“The day gets worse and worse”
“Shaking with rage”
“Being a Liverpool fan this year is absolutely gut wrenching.”
“Cruel if true”
“I’m off to cry”
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