‘I prayed for this’: Liverpool fans react as owners FSG put club ‘up for sale’

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Liverpool owners have been put up for sale by owner Fenway Sports Group, and fans are stunned.

The Athletic reports that a sales deck for the club has been produced and both Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are assisting the evaluation process. FSG are actively inviting interest.

A statement from FSG sent to The Athletic 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.”

Twitter user Ashwin summed up the mood of the fanbase succinctly with a simple tweet reading: "Scared and excited at the same time!"

Another was slightly more excited by the news, tweeting in all caps: "I USED TO PRAY FOR TIMES LIKE THESE". Another added: “This is the best day of this disastrous season so far.”

There was a lot of initial calls for "oil money" to buy the club, following in the footsteps of rivals Manchester City and newly bought upstarts Newcastle United.

But at least one fan did not agree, replying with: "No. Never. Liverpool stands for good things and we won't bring oil owners to demean our values."

One Twitter user was already looking pessimistically ahead to the January transfer window, writing: "Can probably forget about any incomings in January if club up for sale. No way are they going to rubber stamp any sort of spend at this time."

The news came just hours after Liverpool were drawn against Real Madrid in the Champions League, and many made the same joke, including Twitter user Basti: “Nah they saw the UCL draw and then gave up”.