It’s now apparent who will make the first offer for Liverpool, according to reports. The Reds are currently up for sale.
The report mentions three parties in the running for Liverpool right now: the German consortium, a Saudi-Qatari consortium, and a group of American investors.
Unfortunately, there isn’t much more information than that. The only group with clear intentions, it seems, is the Saudi-Qatari group, who intend to make an offer for the entirety of the club at around £3.2bn – a world-record number.
All the report makes clear beyond that is how the German group is further along in their process and thus closer to making an actual bid.
The first offer for Liverpool
We would imagine that the group furthest along in any process only intends to purchase part of the club. A minority investment, in other words, and that is apparently what FSG want right now.
Such a move wouldn’t require the same level of due diligence as buying the club outright. But that’s entirely speculation on our part. It also makes sense that a group of German investors would deal with smaller offers than the others, given we haven’t seen them mentioned anywhere else as potential buyers.
And that puts them in an interesting position. If FSG accept such an offer, they rule out selling the entirety of the club. At the same time, this is the ‘easy’ route for the Reds’ current owners – they get to keep a hold of their massive asset while making a massive profit on them all the same. Any minority investment is likely to be for more than the £300m the initially bought Liverpool for, after all.
But as always, we’ll just have to wait and see. Sporting News haven’t given too much information here and even a suggestion of who the first buyers is presents a rare update on the process.