Here is your Liverpool morning digest for Sunday, March 19.
FSG agree multi-million deal to sell one of their teams
Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group have agreed a deal to sell one of the sports teams in their portfolio.
The Boston-based ownership group, who have sporting assets that include the Reds, the Boston Red Sox baseball team, the Pittsburgh Penguins ice hockey franchise and the NASCAR team RFK Racing, have entered into an agreement to sell the Salem Red Sox, a Minor League affiliate of their MLB team in Boston, according to the Boston Globe.
The Salem team, a Class A affiliate that competes in the Carolina League, are to be taken over by Diamond Baseball Holdings, having been under FSG control since 2007. Salem will remain an affiliated team of the Boston Red Sox despite the new ownership.
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“For 16 years, Allen (Lawrence, Salem general manager) and the entire team in Salem have been incredible partners who have made the entry point into the Red Sox Minor League system one that is welcoming and sets the standard for our culture,” Red Sox president and one of FSG’s most senior partners, Sam Kennedy, said in a press release.
“Our connection to Allen and the entire player development team in Salem will remain intact and I know the organisation is in good hands with DBH leaders like Pat Battle and Peter Freund at the helm.
“What they are doing to enhance the Minor Leagues through investment and technology will benefit Salem greatly and I have no doubt they will continue to build on what has been established in Salem under Allen’s capable guidance.”
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Mohamed Salah agent speaks out over Liverpool exit rumours
The agent of Mohamed Salah has hit out at rumours suggesting that the forward wants to leave Liverpool.
Salah is contracted to the Reds until the summer of 2025, after putting pen to paper on fresh terms last summer. That deal put an end to speculation surrounding the future of the Egyptian with rumours that he could have left Anfield.
A report on Saturday from Foot Mercato claimed that Salah is “increasingly considering” a move away from Liverpool. It was also suggested that Salah would favour a transfer to Spain, but did not specify which club.
The story was posted on Twitter by the author, Santi Aouna, which led to a response from Salah’s representative. Ramy Abbas Issa, who is Salah’s agent, has hit out at the report with a brief response.
He wrote: “Where did you get this from if not even Mohamed and I discussed this? Please tell us.”
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