There is a feeling on the Kop these days, especially after the Dortmund comeback, that Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp are heading in the right direction. That given time and the proper investment, Klopp will have the five time European Champions once again competing with the biggest clubs in England and Europe for major trophies.
But a story in the Daily Star could potentially change that narrative as the newspaper is reporting that the Reds are being lined up for a £650m takeover.
Starsport says that talks have been already opened with Fenway Sports Group on a proposed sale.
They added: “Although the identity of the bidder remains a closely guarded secret, one likely candidate is Sheikh Khalifa, the president of the United Arab Emirates.
“He is estimated to be worth more than £30billion and is even wealthier than his half-brother, Sheikh Mansour who has turned City into two time champions since buying the club in 2008.”
Liverpool are currently owned by the Fenway Sports Group (FSG) who bought the Reds for £300m in October 2010. They are currently valued at close to £650m, but that figure could rise even higher next season with the improved £5.136B TV deal kicking in and commercial revenues soaring across the world.
The £650m does not seem like high enough premium to make FSG sell. The new TV deal will generate around £100m annual in revenue for the club, plus the expanded Main Stand at Anfield, which will be ready for next season, is expected to add tens of millions in additional revenue for the club.
But if the figure gets closer to £750m then FSG will have a difficult decision to make.
What do you think of the job that FSG has done as Liverpool’s owners? Would you like to see then continue as owners or would you like owners with deeper pockets?