Kieran Maguire: FSG chief to accelerate Liverpool takeover process after 'game-changing' reveal
It is likely that the now-former Liverpool director Mike Gordon will personally deliver a presentation to investors hoping to complete a takeover of the club.
That is the view of finance guru Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the latest from behind the scenes at Anfield.
Fenway Sports Group recently issued a statement confirming that they are open to selling the club, and it is understood that they are working with two major banks – Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley – to facilitate a deal.
It is likely that whoever takes control of the Reds will have to pay between £3billion and £4bn for the privilege.
A source told Football Insider on Thursday (17 November) that FSG president Mike Gordon has stepped down from his role at Liverpool in order to focus squarely on forcing through the sale of the club.
Gordon’s move was described as a “game-changing” by those with knowledge of Liverpool’s internal operations.
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It is the clearest sign yet that FSG are serious about selling the club in the immediate future rather than speculatively inviting offers, insists Maguire.
“Gordon has quit his role at Liverpool to focus more on things from an FSG perspective,” he told Football Insider’s Adam Williams.
“I think this is more of a reflection of the broader strategy in terms of sports ownership at the company.
“At Spurs, who have been willing to listen to offers for a while now, by contrast, both Joe Lewis and Daniel Levy are fans first and very smart businessmen second. They want to win trophies first whereas FSG are more business-oriented.
“Therefore, it is a logical thing to do to have someone who is experienced in mergers and acquisitions work to move towards setting up Liverpool to look more attractive to potential bidders.
“He will put together a presentation and data pack to show to would-be investors.“