Klopp’s right-hand man at Liverpool ‘stepping back’ from current duties to ‘focus on sale’

Lewis Oldham
Liverpool chief takes step back

Fenway Sports Group (FSG) president Mike Gordon is reportedly ‘stepping back’ from his current duties at Liverpool so he can ‘focus’ on selling the club.

It was revealed on Monday afternoon by The Athletic that FSG are now ‘inviting offers’ to sell Liverpool to a new buyer.

They have been the club’s owners since 2010 and they have come under fire in recent years.

This has largely come from their involvement in the inception of the European Super League.

The club’s supporters have also slated the owners for not backing Jurgen Klopp enough in the transfer market.

FSG have played a role in Liverpool’s resurgence under Jurgen Klopp, though. Under this current regime, they have managed to win the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup.

The owners responded to The Athletic’s report by saying:

“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.”

The Athletic provided an update later in the week to insist that FSG will sell the club if the right offer comes in. 

Gordon is known to have a great relationship with Jurgen Klopp. Back in 2020, the Reds boss said that he is “the brain behind all the things at Liverpool”.

Now David Ornstein of The Athletic is reporting that Gordon is ‘stepping back from his current position at Anfield’.

In-house, Liverpool are said to be describing this switch as a ‘natural evolution’. It will see chief executive Billy Hogan being handed ‘greater responsibilities’.

But Ornstein is of the understanding that ‘Gordon will now focus on a potential sale’.

FSG only paid around £300m to become the owners of Liverpool. They are in line to earn a lofty profit if a sale is processed in the coming months.

Todd Boehly’s consortium bought Chelsea for around £4.25bn earlier this year and it is estimated that interested parties would need to invest around that to buy Liverpool.

Ex-Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan thinks FSG will sell if they receive a bid of £5bn.

“It’s been for sale for some time. The American interest in our football clubs has been there for some time,” Jordan told talkSPORT.

“If someone walks through the door and offers FSG £5billion then Liverpool are sold. End of discussion. Probably less than that, actually.

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