Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are set to be the subject of a ‘monstrous takeover’ bid this February, according to reports, with a Qatari group ready to pounce on the for-sale Merseyside outfit.
The club were put up for sale by current owners Fenway Sports Group in November, who are set to net a massive profit on the club having purchased it from former unpopular owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett for just £300m in 2010, with the club expected to now sell for over £4bn. Chelsea’s sale in May 2022 was £4.4bn, and it is thought that the Anfield side would fetch a similar price.
And, though no buyers have yet come forward, Qatar are thought to be heavily interested in adding the Reds to their portfolio of clubs, with fourfourtwo reporting that they are set to make a ‘monstrous’ takeover offer in February.
Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) currently own Paris Saint Germain, and are looking to continue their influence over the football landscape after Saudi Arabia claimed ownership of Newcastle United in 2020.
Meanwhile, the Telegraph add that they may even be willing to diminish their investment in PSG to ensure that they do not suffer any suggestions of conflicting interests, as they look to size up both the Reds and Manchester United for takeovers, though at present it is thought that they are leaning towards Liverpool.
Such a move would almost certainly be beneficial to the football club in the short term- Jurgen Klopp has seemingly grown increasingly frustrated with the financial limitations placed on the club through their self-sufficient operation, and is in need of an entirely new midfield with his current options all now the wrong side of their peak.