According to The Daily Mail, Red Bird Capital Partners, who already own an 11% stake in FSG, are interested in acquiring a larger percentage of the club.
According to the report ‘preliminary talks between Red Bird Captial and Liverpool owners FSG have taken place.’
The report states:
Red Bird are now actively exploring whether to increase their investment in a move that could earn FSG £1billion and allow them to retain ownership of Liverpool.
FSG are also watching the sale of Manchester United with interest. If United sells for £7billion, then the market value of Liverpool could rise significantly.
Alex Miller writes 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.”