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Liverpool: Formula 1 owners worth $10.5bn might invest in redevelopment

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John W Henry, the major owner of FSG, has ruled out a full sale of Liverpool but indicated last week that the club was “talking with investors”.

According to a recent report in The Telegraph, FSG is searching for possible investors to buy a minority part in the Premier League club.

Potential investors have included Liberty Media, which has owned Formula 1 since 2017.

The US media firm, which has a market valuation of $10.5 billion (£8.5 billion), also owns the SiriusXM radio network and Major League Baseball team Atlanta Braves.

Spurs announced a 15-year collaboration with Formula 1 earlier this week, as part of which a karting track will be constructed beneath their stadium in north London.

Liberty Media declined to comment on Liverpool or FSG when contacted by The Telegraph.

Henry has ruled out a complete sale of Liverpool. Although it is unclear how much of a share FSG is willing to give up in the team.

In 2011, FSG paid over £300 million to purchase Liverpool. It may be able to repay that cost by selling a minority ownership.

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Liverpool talking to investors for redevelopment

According to a Forbes estimate from May of last year, the club was worth £3.6 billion.

Liverpool has in the past, but under different ownership, sold shares to media corporations.

At £21 million, what was then Granada acquired a 9.9% share in the team in 1999.

It is reported that rather than selling a part in the parent business FSG, Liverpool has been talking to investors. They talk about selling a stake in the club itself.

If either option would help the club attract investment, FSG would consider it.

Jürgen Klopp’s team are presently sixth in the Premier League. And faces a genuine chance of missing out on Champions League qualification. Thus it is likely that Liverpool will need to make significant investments in their team during the summer transfer window.

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