Wayne Veysey, writing for FootballInsider, has reported that Liverpool have held preliminary talks with QIA (Qatar Investment Authority).
According to Veysey: “Liverpool have held preliminary takeover talks with the Qatar Investment Authority.
It is believed that QIA would prefer to buy a controlling stake in the Premier League giants, whose owners Fenway Sports Group have signalled their preference for the sale of a minority share initially.”
The report cites Bloomberg’s £373BN valuation of the fund.
It is the second report today outlining QIA’s interest in Liverpool.
The first was from Alex Miller who reported that “QIA (Qatar investment authority) would prefer to buy a controlling stake in Liverpool, while FSG have signalled their preference for the sale of a minority share initially.”
Late last year Mansoor bin Ebrahim Al-Mahmoud, the Qatar Investment Authority CEO, spoke to Bloomberg in an exclusive interview where he talks about the potential in investing in football clubs.
Al-Mahmoud said: “You will not be surprised if we invest in this”.
I don’t know about you, but that seems a very clear indication that the QIA are going to be investing in a football club.
Speaking further in the interview he continues, “People are engaged more in sports and digitalisation is making it more attractive to investors.”
06.02.2023 at 07:24
Inshallah this news is true. I hope they take over the club fully, FSG really need to go. They got lucky with Klopp. In my opinion Klopp over achieved,considering he was never backed properly in the transfer market.
07.02.2023 at 19:41
I agree 100% a part ownership still won’t work with Americans creaming off the profits, lets see the back of fsg in a full takeover.
08.02.2023 at 02:49
I’m really thankful to FSG for everything they’ve done. They pulled us back from the brink and gave a structure to the club.
But I can’t get over the fact that they’ve not backed us themselves.
The valuation is 10+ times what they paid so what’s the odd billion spent as a parting gift.