News of Liverpool’s takeover coincides with a new Qatar Sports Investment claim
According to rumors, Qatar is “targeting” some of England’s major Premier League clubs, including Liverpool, Manchester United, and Tottenham.
In view of the 2022 World Cup, Qatar Sports Investment (QSI) is reportedly exploring a full takeover or a stake in the Reds and their top-flight opponents.
Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the chairman of QSI, which already owns Paris Saint-Germain, is rumored to have met with Daniel Levy, the chairman of Spurs, in London. According to CBS Sports, they are still in the beginning stages.
And now, it’s being rumored that QSI would try to buy Liverpool or Manchester United, both of which have been on the market since November.
Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs were chosen by Liverpool’s owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG) to help with a sale. According to a statement released by FSG, the company would “consider additional shareholders if it was in the best interests of Liverpool as a club.”
Sam Kennedy, a partner at FSG, claimed there have been multiple parties interested since it was learned the Reds were for sale. FSG is rumored to favor a partial sale over a whole one. For £300 million, FSG acquired Liverpool in 2010 from the infamous George Gillett Jr. and Tom Hicks.
Manchester United is owned by the Glazer family, who have acknowledged looking for strategic alternatives.