AAP Soccer

Liverpool deny reports club is up for sale

By AAP Newswire

Liverpool have dismissed a report that suggested owner Fenway Sports Group is willing to sell the club.

A New York Post article claimed principle owner John W Henry is "privately entertaining offers in an informal process" for the English Premier League high-flyers and has an asking price in excess of $US2 billion ($A2.8 billion)

However, the speculation has drawn short shrift from Liverpool.

A club spokesman commented: "On behalf of the club's ownership I can completely dismiss this unfounded speculation.

"To repeat once again, the club is not for sale, including any 'quiet process' or anything of that nature."

FSG acquired the club in October 2010, ending an acrimonious period under the ownership of American businessmen George Gillett and Tom Hicks.

Liverpool have made an unbeaten start to the Premier League season, with eight wins and three draws in their opening 11 fixtures.

They reached the Champions League final last term and are in a favourable position to reach the knockout stages of this season's edition.