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Conor McGregor publicly admits that he would love to buy Liverpool from FSG

Former UFC champion Conor McGregor has given his take on potentially taking over Liverpool after the club was put on sale.

It was a surprise Monday night when news came out that Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG) are interested in selling a stake of the club for further investment and are speaking to Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to evaluate the true value of the club, which is rumoured to be around £4.4bn.

Since the news broke out, many bidders have shown their interest to buy a stake in Liverpool and the latest entrant is the renowned Mixed Martial Arts fighter, Conor McGregor.

McGregor showed his excitement over the news and affirmed via his Twitter (h/t Mirror) that he is indeed interested in buying a stake in the club, once the price to sell is confirmed by the owners.

McGregor has throughout his career voiced admiration for his love towards the game of football and has previously admitted that he was a Manchester United fan growing up, something which would upset a lot of supporters here at Anfield.

However, in another incident, he admitted his admiration for Liverpool when the club faced Real Madrid in last year’s UEFA Champions League finals and claimed that his family has been supporting the club for many years.

“You know, my family are Liverpool, I’m a supporter of Liverpool.” 

Hence, the news of FSG’s willingness to reduce his ownership in the club would have made the Irish ecstatic over the opportunity that has presented itself.

Conor McGregor publicly admits that he would love to buy Liverpool from FSG.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp could be handed a huge transfer kitty if the proposed move by FSG goes through (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP via Getty Images)

It would be wise to note that John W. Henry has still not declared his intentions of the manner in which the stocks will be raised and whether it would be a full sale of the club or the owners are looking at partial investment to raise funds and help Jurgen Klopp to add top talents in his team.

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For now, everyone is waiting for official confirmation on how the stakes would be raised and the coming days would provide us with a much clearer idea of the direction in which the club is headed.