According to recent reports, Liverpool owners FSG are discussing with a potential US-based bidder about ‘the takeover’.
Following FSG’s declaration that it “would consider” more investment in the club, rumours regarding the future ownership of the Reds have picked up steam recently.
Several well-known business leaders have been linked to potential bids before being completely dropped from the competition.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe, the founder of Ineos, decided not to pursue the purchase of any Premier League club. While Mukesh Ambani, the managing director and chairman of Reliance Industries, was said to be interested. But his company’s spokeswoman dismissed the reports as “false.”
Meanwhile, The Daily Mirror said last week that FSG is requesting £4 billion to sell Liverpool. Although a staggering amount, it is less than the rumoured £4.25 billion Todd Boehly reportedly paid Roman Abramovich to sell Chelsea to Todd Boehly.
According to recent rumours, FSG is negotiating with a buyer from the United States about a potential sale. And at a lower price than was initially stated.
Additionally, it is said that the price was determined by looking at the factors that led to Chelsea’s sale. And it occurred five times the club’s annual revenue at the time.
In the meanwhile, Reds manager Jurgen Klopp responded to reports that FSG is seeking additional investment before the Reds’ Carabao Cup match against Derby by saying:
“For me, it means nothing, whatever happens. If it does change, I am committed to the club.”
FSG sets the price for Liverpool takeover
The Athletic reported on Monday that FSG is open to proposals for the team and has a sales presentation ready for interested parties. Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs are reportedly helping in the process as well.
The club is up for sale. And according to a US banking source who informed the Times, a winning offer would need to exceed £3 billion.
Forbes set the Liverpool valuation at £3.89 billion. This was before Abramovich sold Chelsea to a group led by Todd Boehly for £2.5 billion with a promise of an additional £1.75 billion investment in the club.
FSG spent £300 million for the Reds in 2010, so any fee beyond £3 billion would be a fair deal.