After various conflicting reports from a number of outlets Dave Powell, writing for The Liverpool Echo, has revealed that February and March “are likely to see some expressions of concrete interest sent the way of FSG”.
David Lynch reported yesterday that “there remains hope that some much-needed certainty will arrive before the summer, particularly with exploratory talks still being currently held with Qatari, German, US and Saudi investors interested in a buyout.”
Liverpool’s revenue exceeded €701M in 2022.
“FSG are open to selling their shareholding in Liverpool, but in order for someone to be successful in that endeavour they would have to go above and beyond the $4bn-plus valuation that is placed on the team. But they are also searching for investment via an equity sale, something that would provide capital and allow them to bring on board some new expertise to help them navigate this changing landscape.
February and March are likely to see some expressions of concrete interest sent the way of FSG, something that hasn’t been forthcoming yet. There are interested parties from across the globe, including the kind of private equity and institutional investment that has propelled Chelsea’s spend.
Whether or not Chelsea deliver success through their model is almost irrelevant. For the rest the goalposts have been moved once again and clubs will need to react accordingly.”