‘Bellingham and Mbappe coming!’ – Liverpool fans react as FSG put club up for sale

Robin Bairner
Robin Bairner
  • 7 Nov 2022 13:55 GMT
  • 6 min read
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Liverpool have been put up for sale by Fenway Sports Group, according to a report from The Athletic.

It is stated that FSG are willing to listen to offers for the Anfield club, which they have owned since 2010.

Despite overseeing the most successful period in the recent history of the club, which has seen Liverpool win every many trophy on offer, many fans have felt frustrated by the lack of investment in the squad.

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As such, this news has brought a positive reaction from one section of fans on social media, although there certainly is shock at the timing of the announcement.

In any case, some fans are describing the news as “better than Istanbul”, referring to Liverpool’s famous comeback from 3-0 down in the 2005 Champions League final.

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One of the hoped for spinoff benefits of FSG selling up is that any new owners are more adventurous with their spending in the transfer market.

Liverpool have previously baulked at big-money signings before, but this development could see the club become major players in the race for the likes of Jude Bellingham and Kylian Mbappe.

Meanwhile, there is a sense of resignation in some quarters that John Henry, who is the principle owner of FSG, has ultimately done the best for himself in a business sense.

Others think it was more to do with Monday’s Champions League draw.

There is no certainty that Liverpool will be sold, of course, but the idea of FSG leaving the club is clearly one with appeal to many fans.