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Dubai investors preparing huge “second” bid to buy Liverpool worth $5bn after FSG put the club up for sale

Dubai investors preparing huge “second” bid to buy Liverpool worth $5bn after FSG put the club up for sale

Dubai-based investors are reportedly considering a $5 billion offer to purchase Liverpool Football Club.

According to Arabian Business (as reported by Anfield Watch), the Middle Eastern nation intends to invest a substantial amount of money in the six-time European champions.

The region is already home to a number of prominent football club owners, including Manchester City, PSG, and Newcastle United, among others.

The Athletic reported on November 8 that after 12 years of ownership, Fenway Sports Group (FSG) put Liverpool up for sale. The group, led by John Henry, the owner of the Boston Red Sox, is seeking investment in the club but is not actively looking to sell it.

Since taking over Anfield in 2010, FSG has overseen unprecedented success, particularly since the appointment of Jurgen Klopp as manager in 2015.

In that time, the Reds have won every major trophy available to them, including the league championship for the first time in thirty years.

During their time at Anfield, the American band also sparked controversy by attempting to trademark the word “Liverpool” in 2019. 

This plan ultimately failed, as did the attempt to charge up to £77 for a matchday ticket, due to fan backlash.

Many Reds supporters have not forgiven them for their decision to lead the club into the ultimately doomed European Superleague.

After George Gillett and Tom Hicks were in charge, FSG took over the club, and John Henry and company brought optimism to the organization.

They have brought great success to the club, including the Champions League in 2019, but they cannot compete financially with clubs like Manchester City.

As stated in a statement (as reported by Sky News), they intend to seek new investment for the club.

“There have been a number of recent changes of ownership and rumours of changes in ownership at EPL clubs and inevitably we are asked regularly about Fenway Sports Group’s ownership in Liverpool.”

“FSG has frequently received expressions of interest from third parties seeking to become shareholders in Liverpool. FSG has said before that under the right terms and conditions, we would consider new shareholders if it was in the best interests of Liverpool as a club.”

“FSG remains fully committed to the success of Liverpool, both on and off the pitch.”

Dubai investors preparing huge “second” bid to buy Liverpool worth $5bn after FSG put the club up for sale

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