It’s been exactly one month since Fenway Sports Group (FSG) announced that Liverpool had been put up for sale.
FSG has owned the Reds since 2010, having purchased the club for $369 million.
The American group is now ready to sell at least some of its stake.
Bahrain has been heavily linked with a takeover since FSG put the club up for sale. However, it has also seemed like the current owners would prefer to see a private consortium take hold.
However, at the moment, nobody really knows what is going to happen regarding a takeover from FSG.
Whilst there have been lots of rumors, an official bid is still yet to be made for the club.
On Nov. 7, Dubai International Capital was reported to be considering a bid. They were previously interested in 2007 before Hicks and Gillett took over.
After speculation over a possible bid being launched by Indian businessman Mukesh Ambani on Nov. 14, a spokesman for his company Reliance tells Indian media outlet ABP Live that interest is ‘fake’.
The following day, CBS Sports reported that American group Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment are a ‘genuine suitor’ having previously been interested in a Chelsea takeover.
On Nov. 17, FSG partner Sam Kennedy confirmed there had already been a lot of interest.
The next day, Liverpool chairman Tom Werner insisted there was no time frame for a potential takeover.
In the week commencing Monday 21 Nov, news emerged that European football club Paris-Saint Germain is looking for additional investment.
Later in the week, Saudi Arabia’s sports minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Faisal revealed he would support Saudi bids for Liverpool and Manchester United.
In addition, the Daily Mail reported that the Reds have held discussions with two Middle East-based consortiums as well as a US-based buyer whose identity is yet to be officially confirmed.
Then Sporting News reported on Nov. 28 that a Saudi-Qatari consortium was readying a $3.9 billion bid, while a German group has also expressed interest.
In October 2021, the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia acquired 80 percent of Newcastle United.
in October 2022, PIF committed $2.45 billion to new long-term football sponsorship deals outside of Newcastle United.
In November, Saudi’s PIF said it injected a further $81 million into the club.
On Dec. 12, Manchester City Football Club launched feasibility studies to expand the North Stand of its Etihad stadium, as well as develop a year-round entertainment and leisure destination. Etihad’s capacity is currently 53,400, but the expansion could increase that to above 60,000.