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Liverpool Echo
Liverpool Echo
Mark Wakefield

Jurgen Klopp unhappy with Liverpool star as FSG have major reason to make sale decision

Here are your Liverpool evening headlines for Monday, January 30.

Jurgen Klopp fumes with Mohamed Salah as Liverpool subs laugh at incident

Liverpool's struggling season continued on Sunday as their defence of the FA Cup came to an end at Brighton.

Kaoru Mitoma's stoppage-time winner saw the Seagulls win for the second time this month at the Amex against the Reds as Roberto de Zerbi's men clinched a last-gasp 2-1 victory.

It means Jurgen Klopp's side have now lost nine games across all competitions ahead of Saturday's return to Premier League action at Wolves.

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But you knew all of that, of course. What you might have missed, however, were a series of intriguing subplots to the afternoon's proceedings on the south coast.


FSG have £10bn reason to make Liverpool sale decision

What the future has in store for Liverpool and Fenway Sports Group has been the focus of much rumour and conjecture ever since it was revealed in November that they were open to selling the Reds.

FSG, owners of Liverpool since 2010, have delivered much change during their time at the helm of the football club, investing in the infrastructure of the club through a new training ground and the redevelopment of both the Main Stand and the Anfield Road End. They have also been able to leverage the remarkable success that was delivered by Jurgen Klopp, where a Champions League win arrived in 2019 and Premier League title in 2020, to create a global powerhouse that delivers revenues of pushing £600m per year and has grown its legions of fans across the globe considerably over the past decade.

But with the alarming decline that has been seen on the pitch this season at Liverpool, a decline that hasn't been addressed in the transfer market thus far, there has been a growing unrest among some parts of the Liverpool fan base around what comes next.

FSG have been open for quite some time to the possibility of selling a minority stake in the club which they acquired for £330m in 2010 but is now worth, according to the most recent analysis from US sports business website Sportico, around £3.8bn. But in engaging major US investment banks Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, and in taking Klopp's closest FSG ally in Mike Gordon and placing him in charge of the investment search, there was an early consensus among some that FSG were ready to check out.



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