RedBird Capital, Broughton group emerge as Liverpool contenders

Three candidates have emerged as buyers as Liverpool were put up for sale by its owners this week.

The Fenway Sports Group that owns Liverpool announced that the club is up for sale immediately.

The Reds will now be looking for outside investors to either work with FSG or replace them entirely in charge.

A statement from the group on Monday read: “There have been a number of recent changes of ownership and rumours of changes in ownership at EPL clubs and inevitably we are asked regularly about Fenway Sports Group’s ownership in Liverpool.

“FSG has frequently received expressions of interest from third parties seeking to become shareholders in Liverpool. FSG has said before that under the right terms and conditions we would consider new shareholders if it was in the best interests of Liverpool as a club. FSG remains fully committed to the success of Liverpool, both on and off the pitch.”

RedBird Capital Partners, a Sir Martin Broughton-led consortium, or an investment group from the Middle East are the three most likely options for the future ownership of the historic English Premier League club.

RedBird Capital Partners have a stake in FSG, while Broughton made an attempt to buy Chelsea earlier this year.