Senior Liverpool source says club not up for sale
Reports said that Liverpool’s owners had hired an investment bank to advise on the possible sale.
LONDON - The American owners of England's Liverpool Football Club are not planning to sell, a senior source at the soccer club said on Sunday, after reports that they were gearing up for the possible sale of a stake to a Chinese-backed consortium.
The source, who declined to be named because of the sensitivity of the subject, said there were no active discussions involving owner US company Fenway Sports Group, and that the English Premier League club had received no bid.
The source reiterated the club's position that its owners would listen to any expressions of interest in Liverpool, only moving forward with the right partner.
The Financial Times reported that Liverpool's owners had hired an investment bank to advise on the possible sale of a sizeable stake to a partnership between Everbright, a Chinese state-owned financial conglomerate, and PCP Capital Partners.