Ex-Liverpool ace calls club ‘f***ed’ unless FSG sell while bidders pursue United

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    Liverpool's days of competing for trophies could be over if Fenway Sports Group decide to keep hold of the club – according to their former defender Jose Enrique.

    Enrique, who played 99 times for the club and picked up a League Cup winners medal under Kenny Dalglish, fears for their finances with Manchester United on the verge of a takeover.

    With United set to have huge financial power after the rumoured £6billion sale, they will join Manchester City and Newcastle as super spenders with Liverpool left behind.

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    That is the view of Enrique, who has tweeted: "Let's see if FSG sell now because if not we are f***ed getting more and more difficult to even get into the top 4 every year.

    "Imagine winning trophies then…."

    Jurgen Klopp has been open about Liverpool's inability to compete with the big spenders in the division, with Chelsea spending over £550million since Todd Boehly took over last year.

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    John W Henry – who heads Fenway Sports Group – revealed in February that they are only interested in investors for the Merseyside club, rather than a full sale.

    Henry told the Boston Sports Journal: "I know there has been a lot of conversation and quotes about LFC (Liverpool Football Club), but I keep to the facts: we merely formalised an ongoing process.

    “Will we be in England forever? No. Are we selling LFC? No."

    With Liverpool on course for a trophyless season having come two games away from the quadruple last time out, fans are crying out for more consistent spending.

    Across the last five years of net spending in the Premier League, Liverpool sit ninth with minus £254m, which a smaller outlay than the likes of Aston Villa and Wolves.

    With Chelsea at the top with £654m, Manchester United sit second with £540m, with Arsenal in third on £485m and West Ham in fourth on £356m.


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