Liverpool takeover could have big twist, with American investors not yet ruled out: report
Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group are looking to sell up – but the reported sale to Qatari investors might not be as straightforward as first expected
Liverpool may not be taken over by Qatari investors after all – with American groups investing in the club still a possibility.
It's been widely reported that the Reds' ownership group, Fenway Sports Group are in talks with a Qatar-based group, Qatar Investment Authority, over the sale of the club. FSG have apparently cited Todd Boehly's purchase of Chelsea and the collapse of the Super League as reasons to float the sale now.
But though QIA remain the most likely option for a takeover, it isn't the only option for Liverpool.
Inner Circle Sports co-founder Steve Horowitz – an advisor of FSG, when they bought Liverpool 13 years ago (opens in new tab) – believes that Liverpool could yet be on the table to American investors looking to get involved in the Premier League.
“With an EPL club, you own a team in the best and most watched football league in the world’s favourite sport,” Horowitz told sports business website Sportico. (opens in new tab) “It is the attraction for American investors and those from every corner of the globe.”
Finance journalist and an editor for The Mail on Sunday (opens in new tab), Alex Miller (opens in new tab), however, says that there have been concrete talks between the Qatar group and Liverpool – but that QIA aren't solely interested in Liverpool as a club to invest into.
“Mergers and acquisition people I am talking to, have confirmed there is definite interest (and talks) between QIA and LFC,” he said. “Don’t forget QIA are potentially interested in 'all big UK clubs'. Different sources with different info. It happens.”
PSG ownership Qatar Sports Investments have been linked with moves to invest in Tottenham Hotspur (opens in new tab) and Manchester United (opens in new tab).
Sportico (opens in new tab) have valued Liverpool Football Club at around £3.8 billion.
More Liverpool stories
Moises Caicedo could be one of two Brighton midfielders heading to Merseyside: the Reds are said to be in a four-way race to sign Alexis Mac Allister, with three European sides also reportedly keen on the Argentine World Cup winner.
Liverpool are also thought to be working on a £44m summer deal for Wolves midfielder Matheus Nunes, while they could go head-to-head with Tottenham for for Sofyan Amrabat, who starred for Morocco at Qatar 2022.
In other news, recent Anfield arrival Cody Gakpo has revealed that compatriot Virgil van Dijk influenced his decision to join the Reds.
Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access
Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1
*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription
Join now for unlimited access
Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1
Get FourFourTwo Newsletter
The best features, fun and footballing quizzes, straight to your inbox every week.
Mark White has been a staff writer on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, writing pieces for both online and the magazine. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also been to the FA Cup and League Cup finals for FFT and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He once saw Tyrone Mings at a petrol station in Bournemouth but felt far too short to ask for a photo.