By Tam McManus

12th Nov, 2022 | 9:41am

Pundit fears FSG have 'big problem' after Liverpool source's takeover update

Fenway Sports Group face “lots of hurdles” if they are to sell Liverpool for their £3billion asking price.

That’s according to former Hibernian striker Tam McManus, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about a possible change of ownership at Anfield.

On Tuesday (8 November), Fenway Sports Group announced they would listen to offers for the club.

But, as relayed by Sky Sports (8 November), the group insisted that while it receives frequent “expressions of interest” from potential investors, it will only accept new shareholders if it is in the best interest of the club.

FSG bought the club over in October 2010 for £300million and a Liverpool source told Football Insider on Thursday that the club will now listen to offers at ten times that sum – £3billion.

McManus claims Liverpool’s location may be an issue.

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“You wonder who is out there,” McManus told Football Insider‘s Ben Wild.

“Liverpool is a great, historic club, no doubting that. But they aren’t in a great place right now. Ageing squad, uncertainty on the pitch.

“Another thing is they are not a London club. That’s why Chelsea went for £4billion or whatever it was. You are paying for prime real estate in the capital, one of the biggest cities in the world. Abramovich was able to secure top dollar, even though he didn’t get the money.

“Liverpool is a wonderful city but in the eyes of foreign investors, it isn’t London. I think that is a huge problem if FSG are looking to get near that price.

“You also have the issue of potentially no Champions League football next season, that knocks the price down.

“I just think there are a lot of hurdles to overcome, as attractive as Liverpool is.”

Chelsea was sold to Todd Boehly in May for £4.25billion, as per Sky Sports.

This came after former owner Roman Abramovich was forced to sell up.

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