Jamie Carragher has admitted to being “surprised” at the news that Liverpool has been put up for sale by Fenway Sports Group (FSG).
Carragher has shared his thoughts on the situation and speculated as to why they have decided that now is the right time to sell.
Speaking on the Overlap YouTube channel, he explained: “I would imagine there is something in it. How strong it is in terms of whether it’s selling fully or trying to bring money into the club I’m not sure.
“It’s funny with FSG, I think they have done a great job with the club. I don’t think they have ever proclaimed to have the funds of United, Chelsea, Man City.
“But they were talking about how they would run the club and they were the owners that brought the title back, they’re the owners that brought Jurgen Klopp, the stadium has been transformed, the training ground has been transformed. They are almost a model for a club like yours Arsenal in some ways who are probably in a similar situation to Liverpool.
“So I am surprised. Is it something that you think ‘will the club ever be as valued as highly as it is right now?’ Certainly when you’ve got Jurgen Klopp as the manager and the team has been so successful over the last few years.
“I just felt that with so many American owners coming into the league, I almost thought there was a power play in some ways and they could see something that was going to happen in the future that was maybe going on in American sports.
“So I thought the American owners would be here for a while. Maybe they just woke up this morning and they saw the news of how much Man City have made again commercially and thought ‘you can’t stop it can you?'”
Liverpool assistant Pep Lijnders reiterated some of Carragher’s thoughts relating to how FSG have gone about their ownership of the club.
Lijnders explained: “Everybody who knows us as a club knows we have a strong relationship with the owners. I always know the owners act in the best interests of the club and always have done.
“You are just speculating. The statement was clear. It’s nothing new for a club to try to find new investors.
“For me, they are good owners. They tied down one of the best managers in the world for over seven years. That says a lot.”