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Liverpool Owners Reject £3bn Offer from Middle East as Pressure on John W Henry Grows

Liverpool's owners FSG rejected a £3B bid to takeover the Premier League club
Liverpool's owners FSG rejected a £3B bid to takeover the Premier League club / Michael Regan/Getty Images

Liverpool's owners, Fenway Sports Group (FSG), reportedly turned down an offer of £3billion for their stake in the club as pressure continues to mount on John W Henry following the Reds' involvement in the European Super League.

The defending Premier League champions fell out of the title race before the turn of the year, and currently find themselves struggling to get into the top four and into the Champions League places.

According to the Mirror, FSG rejected a bid from the Middle East for Henry's share in the club, with the report claiming the offer was made prior to the announcement of Liverpool's role in the creation of the European Super League.

Liverpool fans made their voices heard on social media and outside Anfield with banners and protests, wanting the club's owners to sell their share and leave the club. The report adds that there have been other offers too, mainly from the Middle East, who are waiting to see if John W Henry and chairman Tom Werner wish to sell the club following the backlash from their supporters.

FSG paid around £300million for the club way back in 2010, selling a 10 percent stake to RedBird Capital and LeBron James earlier this year for £543m. Henry quickly issued an apology after their ESL plans were revealed.

"It goes without saying but should be said, the project put forward was never going to stand without the support of the fans," he said. "No-one ever thought differently in England. Over these 48 hours you were very clear that it would not stand. We heard you. I heard you."