FSG likely to reject Qatar demands in any Liverpool talks - report
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FSG likely to reject Qatar demands in any Liverpool talks - report

FSG will likely reject demands from the Qatar Investment Authority in any Liverpool talks, according to reports. The Reds are on the market right now.

This comes from the Liverpool Echo. They report that FSG still only want to sell a minority stake in Liverpool as part of their sale process.

Such a sale would bring in funds for the club, while also giving FSG a strategic partner to continue growth at Liverpool. That’s their preferred outcome here – but there aren’t any takers yet.

It’s particularly notable after a report from the Daily Mail. They claim that the Qatar Investment Authority want to buy Liverpool but only in two instances. The first would be a full takeover, the second a majority stake.

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In other words, what the QIA are after isn’t what FSG are wanting to sell. The suggestion is that Liverpool’s current owners would reject that ultimatum – something the Mail’s report says would break-off any talks.

FSG to reject Qatar demands for Liverpool

It’s a very strange situation. Liverpool need more money but are an enormously valuable asset – one FSG won’t want to give up. As the Echo’s report outlines, they bought the club for £300m and have seen it rise to over £3bn across the last decade plus.

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And there’s little suggestion that the growth will slow down dramatically. Yes, Liverpool’s on-pitch performances would have an effect but nothing drastic. The club just continues to become more valuable and, as seen during the pandemic, the valuation appears immune to just about anything.

So it appears that a majority or total sale would only happen if there were no takers for a minority stake. While there haven’t been any approaches thus far, it’s only a matter of time. Fans should probably get used to the idea of FSG sticking around.

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