FSG’s next £60 million deal for Liverpool suggests a long-term strategy.
If the planning committee of Liverpool City Council approves the proposed extension of Anfield next week, it will be the start of the next phase of Fenway Sports Group’s ambition.
The Liverpool owners, whose stock has never been lower among fans since their role in the doomed European Super League project back in March, had faced calls from some fans in the aftermath of the ESL project’s failure to sell up and move on, some fans tired of their perceived lack of investment in the on-field product at Anfield and their role in the failed coup by Europe’s biggest clubs seen as a demonstrat
There was talk of a £3 billion takeover from the Middle East, which was reportedly rejected outright by FSG, while there has been much speculation about whether now would be the best time for the Reds’ US owners to leave, or whether they had simply reached the point of no return and were left with no choice.
As far as the ECHO can tell, FSG is dedicated to staying in Liverpool for the long haul.
The criticism of their cautious transfer spending and the top brass’s perceived aloofness existed before the ESL conspiracy was revealed, but Jurgen Klopp and his team’s success on the pitch in 2019 and 2020 provided some breathing room. Their involvement in the ESL fiasco, for which John W. Henry went on television to accept responsibility, added fuel to the flames at a time when Klopp’s efforts to deliver another successful season were being hampered by their lack of investment on the pitch.
In the end, Klopp and his patched-up team were able to cross the finish line in third and. The summary comes to a close.