Liverpool owner John W Henry has denied claims that Fenway Sports Group are looking to sell the club for a claimed figure of £350million.
Henry, who purchased the club for £300m in late 2010, has spent around £150m on players to try and push Liverpool back up the table and into the Champions League.
Reports this week have claimed that he has had enough and has unofficially put the club up for sale at £350m – but the American has denied these claims and says he is committed to taking the club forward.
“We have had no meetings with anyone about a sale, we don’t know who the source of the rumour is, and any suggestion of a sale is fabrication,” Henry said in a statement via FSG.
The reports claim that Henry has held secret meetings with Saudi Aramco in a bid to sell the club on to them and recoup much of his outlay.
The meeting was said to be about discussing a sponsorship package, but The Sun claims that Henry was offered the chance to sell Liverpool to them instead – which has forced Henry into making a statement on the matter.
A supposed source has claimed that Henry and FSG have had enough of Premiership life and want to sell up and step away from the club.
“FSG went into this to make money but the club hasn’t got into Europe, flopped in the league and spent well over £100million on transfers,” said the source.
“The fact Luis Suarez could be sold is no coincidence. Selling a star player is a classic sign of wanting to get out.”
It clearly wouldn’t be the first time The Sun have made fictional claims about the club and most fans will view the reports with skepticism, but Henry has spoken out to put the claims firmly in their place.