Get all your news in one place.
100’s of premium titles.
One app.
Start reading
Liverpool Echo
Liverpool Echo
Mark Wakefield

FSG may consider Liverpool sale rethink as January 'interest' in midfielder emerges

Here are your Liverpool morning headlines for Sunday, December 18.

FSG could have Liverpool sale rethink

While Fenway Sports Group are willing to listen to major offers for Liverpool they could well remain custodians of the club for some considerable time yet.

The American ownership group, who acquired the club for £300m in 2020, were revealed last month to be open to the idea of selling the club, with the ECHO understanding that only bids in excess of $4bn (£3.3bn) would be considered before any conversations even began around the club changing hands.

Liverpool chairman Tom Werner told the Boston Globe last month that it was a case of "business as usual" for FSG and their stewardship at Anfield, and well-placed sources in the US have told the ECHO that a "strategic partner" would be preferred and that there was presently little happening behind the scenes in terms of a sale of the club or any "real" interest from would-be bidders.

That could all change, of course, with a club of the global reach and scale of Liverpool, one that sits in the elite category of world football and has won both a Champions League and Premier League within the last five years, appealing to some with deep pockets and grand ambitions.

As with most sports team valuations there is an element of LIFO (last in, first out) involved, where the last deal struck tends to set the tone for the next and so on. Valuations have seldom gone beyond equity research from the likes of Forbes magazine in the US, with the rather perfunctory method of using a simple multiple of revenue often being where the number is found. In reality, they are worth what someone is willing to pay for them, and there are certainly investments that can be made in non-sporting sectors that can offer a greater return.


Liverpool 'interested' in Moises Caicedo

Fresh reports have emerged linking Liverpool with a transfer move for Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Moises Caicedo.

The Reds were tipped to bolster their midfield options in the summer. But it was only after a spate of injuries that they brought in Arthur Melo on loan from Juventus.

However, it now seems certain that Liverpool will make permanent additions in that area of the pitch in the coming months. Caicedo is one player who has been credited as a potential target in the past for Jurgen Klopp's side. And now a new report has come to light over Liverpool and the Ecuador international.

According to Sky Sports , the Reds are interested in signing Caicedo in the January transfer window. But they also state that Chelsea are keen to buy the 21-year-old, too.



Sign up to read this article
Read news from 100’s of titles, curated specifically for you.
Already a member? Sign in here
Related Stories
Top stories on inkl right now
One subscription that gives you access to news from hundreds of sites
Already a member? Sign in here
Our Picks
Fourteen days free
Download the app
One app. One membership.
100+ trusted global sources.