Saudi-Qatari consortium emerges favourites to buy Liverpool

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A joint Saudi Arabia and Qatari consortium have reportedly emerged as ‘strong early contenders’ to complete the purchase of Premier League side Liverpool.

According to The Sporting News, investors from the two Gulf states have joined forces to purchase Liverpool and will table an initial offer of £3.2bn ($3.9m/€3.7m) amid what could quickly become a bidding war.

However, the Middle East consortium are not the only interested party in a possible deal for the Premier League giants. According to David Lynch, writing for The Sporting News ‘a coalition of German investors, and a US group are also interested in taking over Liverpool.’

Last week, a report from the Boston Globe claimed that a partial sale could be the preferred outcome for FSG at this stage. However, a full sale of the club has always been on the table since their decision to place the Reds up for sale was revealed.

Should a deal to sell the club be completed, it should mean that Jurgen Klopp will have more money available in the transfer market. The current owners, FSG, bought Liverpool from George Gillett and Tom Hicks in 2010 for around £300m but are looking to sell for over £3 billion.