The European Super League fiasco has made it “more likely” that Fenway Sports Group will look to sell Liverpool.
That is according to finance guru and Football Insider columnist Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively after The Mirror revealed that FSG rejected a £3billion offer for the club before the ESL announcement.
The backlash from the failed plot has provoked many fans to call for the owners to step down.
John W Henry's message to Liverpool supporters. pic.twitter.com/pHW3RbOcKu
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 21, 2021
John Henry was forced into an embarrassing video apology after Liverpool announced their withdrawal from the breakaway league.
Maguire suggests that the events of the last seven days have increased the chances of the 71-year-old selling up and moving on.
He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “In terms of which of the ‘big six’ is most likely to be sold, it won’t be Man City or Chelsea.
“Their owners weren’t in it for financial gain to begin with. Therefore, you’ve got to look at the US-owned clubs like Liverpool.
“From their perspective, the owners have got to assess where the upside is in terms of the value of their club.
“If they now feel that that upside is not going to materialise, and given that their main focus is on the bottom line, then it’s got to make a sale more likely than it was this time last week.
“But at the same time, ‘more likely’ does not mean ‘likely.'”
Liverpool chairman Tom Werner was kicked off the Premier League’s Broadcast Advisory Group as punishment for his role in the ESL plot.
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