Premier League rich list gallery: Liverpool takeover update - their wealth compared to Man Utd & Man City
Liverpool’s American owners put the club up for sale last week, but how does their wealth compare to the rest of the Premier League including City and United?
News broke last week that Liverpool’s American owners Fenway Sports Group, who have been at the helm since 2010, put the club up for sale. Since taking over the Reds they have overseen eight trophy wins, including one Premier League title and a Champions League victory in 2019.
A statement read: “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.”
A team with Liverpool’s history and recent success will attract major interest from bidders, with Sam Kennedy, the Boston Red Sox’s chief executive, providing an update on the future of FSG’s ownership. He said: “There has been a lot of interest from numerous potential partners considering investment into the club.
“Mike Gordon has done an extraordinary job of leading the club for the past decade-plus. He will be taking a step back from that role and (Liverpool chief executive) Billy Hogan will be taking on more and more. Billy’s someone we’re particularly proud of in the Red Sox front office, he grew up in our organisation.
“Great companies grow by adding value to their business. One way to increase that value from time to time is to sell assets or add investors. Does that mean FSG is going to sell Liverpool? I do not know.
“It’s John Henry’s, Tom Werner’s and Mike Gordon’s job to responsibly run Fenway Sports Group and they felt this was an ideal time to explore possible opportunities for investment into the club.”
While the Reds are yet to be taken over, let’s look at where they rank among the Premier League’s owners’ rich list. How do they compare to Manchester United’s Glazer family, Manchester City’s City Football Group, and others?