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Tom Werner clarifies comments over LeBron James' Liverpool involvement

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When Liverpool chairman Tom Werner told reporters that he would be 'surprised' if LeBron James and business partner Maverick Carter didn't 'weigh in' on management decisions pertaining to the Reds and the Boston Red Sox it raised plenty of eyebrows.

But while James' superstardom is something that no other FSG partner can offer John Henry and Werner as they move into what Red Sox CEO and FSG partner Sam Kennedy described as 'FSG 3.0', there are another 25 partners in the equation, some with much larger stakes than that of James and Carter.

An icon of basketball who has transcended the sport, yes, but is leaning upon his wisdom in the fields of football and baseball really a smart move, or is it simply a case of Werner and Fenway Sports Group being polite, showing that they would welcome any ideas from their new partners, although maybe not as far as influencing decision making policy?

James and Carter are a resource for FSG, and FSG are a resource for James and Carter.

Will the likes of James be party to recruitment strategy at Liverpool and the Red Sox?

"I will be surprised actually if they don’t weigh in (on management decisions of either team) – I would welcome their thoughts,” Werner told The Athletic.

“I think that the relationship that the consumer has with a sporting team is an emotional one.
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