A journalist has provided an important update on potential takeover bidders for Liverpool
FSG told The Athletic’s David Ornstein in November that they would ‘consider new shareholders,’ but only if it was in the best interests of Liverpool as a club.
The club’s chairman, Tom Werner, then told the Boston Globe that FSG was considering selling Liverpool, sparking a flurry of speculation about potential buyers.
However, no party has publicly expressed an interest in taking over the club or acquiring a minority position, in contrast to Manchester United, where Ineos and its founder and CEO, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, have declared that they are formally joining the bidding process to take over the club.
In the instance of Liverpool, CBS Sports reporter Ben Jacobs said last month that the team is “moving toward minority investment,” which would imply that FSG will remain at the club.
However, the Liverpool Echo reports that it might be a “long and drawn-out process,” with no timetable for when new money, if any, will arrive.
However, this is Anfield journalist David Lynch has provided an important update on the current state of play regarding interest in a Liverpool sale.
An update on the Liverpool takeover has been provided.
Lynch claims that FSG has held negotiations with a number of different groups about investing in Liverpool, including at least one European party.
“Mercifully, there remains hope that some much-needed assurance will emerge before the summer, especially with exploratory conversations still ongoing with Qatari, German, US, and Saudi investors interested in a takeover,” he writes.
While the name of the German investor(s) has not been revealed, Saudi Arabia’s sports minister has previously suggested that the state would support a Saudi public sector bid for either Manchester United or Liverpool.
In November, he told BBC Sport, “From the business sector, I can’t speak on their behalf, but there is a lot of interest and appetite, and there’s a lot of potential.”
“It [the Premier League] is the most-watched league in Saudi Arabia and the region, and you have a large Premier League fan base. We will surely support it if any [Saudi] private sector comes in, since we know it will benefit sports in the country.”