Liverpool owner John W Henry has reportedly put a $2billion asking price on the Premier League giants.

The New York Post claim the American billionaire is "privately entertaining offers" for the Reds.

If he sells, Henry is in line for a massive profit on the $447million he paid for the club back in 2010.

It was reported last year that Sheik Khaled Bin Zayed Al Nahayan made an unsuccessful takeover bid.

However, it is now claimed that the Boston Red Sox supremo is willing to listen to offers from potential buyers.

It is said that the 68-year-old could be willing to sell if he receives a bid around the $2billion mark.


However, a football finance expert claims Henry is in line for an even bigger windfall if he stays put a bit longer.

“FSG see a lot more growth in the club,” Kieran Maguire told the Liverpool Echo . “In their masterplan, they’ll believe in four to five years Liverpool will be worth closer to £3bn.

“The most recent Premier League takeover deal that went through was at Arsenal where Stan Kroenke bought out Alisher Usmanov. That valued Arsenal at around £1.8bn.

“While Arsenal have historically been able to generate more money from matchday revenue as they have a bigger stadium, Liverpool have taken steps to bridge that gap and are by far the more popular with sponsors and commercial partners because they have the history and heritage which appeals to an overseas fanbase.

“If Arsenal are worth £1.8bn then Liverpool are worth at least £2bn. And if they continue to succeed on the field then they could easily add another £500m in the next few years.

“From an FSG point of view, it would be daft to sell for £2bn.”

Jurgen Klopp’s Reds have made a storming start to the Premier League season and are just two points off top spot after 11 games without defeat.

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