Acquired for $475m and Henry is apparently willing to entertain offers of $2bn for LFC, as reported in the NY Times.
If it were some UK rag carrying the rumour it could be dismissed out of hand, the NY Times is not known for spreading soccer hearsay and is nearer the action. There might be some meat on the bones of this.
Bits to chew on:
The NY Times owned a minority stake in the Boston Red Sox up until 2012. Could they be still privy to behind the scenes discussions?
On the other hand....
John Henry's Boston Globe and the NY Times can viewed as business/news competitors, especially after the NY Times sold the Boston Globe to John Henry in 2013. Since then, the NY Times has become a more agenda driven publication using manufactured narratives. Stirring the pot and creating discomfort for Henry could simply be a game among rivals.
IMO......Henry will never relinquish Liverpool as long the club maintains its seat at the special table where the largest slices of the TV pie get carved up and dished out.
And this "Super League" overhang, regardless of its validity........talk about financial leverage creation for Europe's elite teams. These special clubs will be rewriting the rules to their $$$ benefit regardless of the direction football takes.
Liverpool's valuation will skyrocket in the next few years.
Let's just hope LFC doesn't mess up Champions League and Top 4 Premier League this year.