Sheik Khaled Bin Zayed Al Nehayan, a cousin of Manchester City owner Sheik Mansour, has failed with a £2billion bid to buy Liverpool Football Club.

In the last year, Liverpool have gone from strength to strength both on and off the pitch.

Three transfer windows have seen Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk, Naby Keïta, Fabinho and Alisson arrive on Merseyside, massively increasing the quality available to Klopp and on the pitch, the German guided the Reds to a Champions League final last season.

With Liverpool primed to mount a challenge on the Premier League title, the club’s future could not be brighter and it would appear as though owners Fenway Sports Group are aware of the potential of the Merseyside outfit.

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According to the Daily Mail, FSG rejected an incredible £2billion offer to buy Liverpool from Sheik Mansour’s cousin Sheik Khaled Bin Zayed Al Nehayan. Had the Boston-based group accepted, it would have broken the record for the most expensive buyout for a football club.

Although Liverpool chairman Tom Werner met with Midhat Kidwai, the managing director of Sheik Khaled’s conglomerate of companies, talks never reached the point where John W Henry or Michael Gordon discussed a potential sale.

A club statement said: “FSG have been clear and consistent: the club is not for sale.

“But what the ownership has said, again clearly and consistently, is that under the right terms and conditions we would consider taking on a minority investor, if such a partnership was to further our commercial interests in specific marketplaces and in line with the continued development and growth of the club and the team.”

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