FSG will use their new investment to push forward their £60m Liverpool project, according to reports. They confirmed their RedBird capital deal on Wednesday.
This comes from the Athletic. FSG confirmed investment from RedBird capital that now values Liverpool’s owners at £5.32 billion.
They felt investment was necessary after the huge financial hits over the last two seasons. FSG took that debt on themselves, with Liverpool borrowing against the company.
And there was good reason for that. FSG wanted to make sure this capital investment made its way to the Reds’ balance sheet, eliminating any jeopardy to their £60m project.
That project is the redevelopment of the Anfield Road stand. They submitted a planning application in December and want to go ahead with it despite the lack of fans over the last two seasons.
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It’s clear that this will benefit Liverpool in the long-run – assuming fans will return one day, of course. FSG will have upgraded Anfield substantially by the time this work is done.
As a result, Liverpool will have dramatically increased their matchday income. It makes them far stronger financially and able to compete at the top with consistency.
The Athletic’s report also mentions the impact on transfers. The investment won’t mean simple moves for Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland, instead just making sure Liverpool can ‘operate as normal’.
Without this move, Liverpool may struggle to sign the players they want. Fortunately, they can treat this summer as a normal window when many others can’t.
Although, it remains to be seen if missing out on Champions League football changes that. We’d like to think it won’t, of course, given the Reds run a real risk of finishing outside the top 4.
All in all, then, this is very positive for Liverpool. We should see a solid summer transfer window, as well as the long-term development of Anfield.