Kevin Phillips has tipped Fenway Sports Group to put Liverpool up for sale after the collapse of the European Super League.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Sunderland and Aston Villa striker said FSG’s ownership has potentially become “untenable” with fans furious at the club’s attempted breakaway from UEFA.
Sky Sports‘ Kaveh Solhekol revealed earlier this week that one of the owners of England’s ‘big six’ clubs is considering selling up as a result of recent events.
Owners beginning to sit up and take notice. Hearing one owner close to throwing the towel in and putting his club up for sale
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) April 22, 2021
Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal, Spurs, Manchester City and Chelsea all pulled out of the proposed Super League after opposition from fans, players, managers and the media.
Phillips believes FSG are the most likely to sell given the backlash they have received over the past week.
“I think FSG possibly want to sell,” he told Football Insider.
“There has been a big backlash from the Liverpool supporters.
“John Henry has come out and said sorry but he is only sorry that it did not happen. Is he really sorry? I do not think so.
“Liverpool are steeped in history and their supporters are very proud and passionate about that. They have a big say at their football club and rightly so.
“FSG’s ownership of the club may now be untenable. It could be them who want to sell because I cannot see it being any of the other five. Liverpool are the most likely I think.”