Liverpool subject of mega takeover bid as Saudi and Qatar chiefs 'join forces'

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A wealthy consortium involving high-profile figures from Saudi Arabia and Qatar are preparing a mammoth bid to take control of Liverpool, according to reports. Current owners FSG, led by John W. Henry, have put the club up for sale with the likes of Jurgen Klopp and Virgil van Dijk attempting to ease fans’ concerns. 

Publicly, FSG claim that inviting new investment that would allow them to maintain control of Liverpool remains a possibility, but reports indicate that a full sale would be the preferred outcome. They purchased the club for £300million in 2010 and, if a sale goes through in the coming weeks, they are expected to turn a huge profit. 

Todd Boehly and Clearlake’s £2.5billion takeover of Chelsea earlier of this year is believed to have stirred up interest among Premier League owners, and Sporting News claims that the Saudi-Qatari consortium would be prepared to open the bidding for Liverpool at £3.2bn. 

At that price, the Reds would be the subject of the most expensive club sale in Premier League history, but FSG aren’t thought to be keen on rushing into a decision and other bidders are being invited to come forward. 

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