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Saudi-Qatar partnership ‘planning’ to offer FSG £4bn to buy Liverpool

A week after Daily Mail‘s report last week that Liverpool owners FSG held talks with two consortiums in the Middle East to take over a minority stake in the club, Jordan-based publication Albawaba (h/t Liverpool Echo) now reports that former Saudi Arabia international footballer Saeed Al-Owairan has made plans for a Saudi-Qatar combined offer for the club.

Both countries are no new to football investment, as the Public Investment Fund of the Saudi Royal Family owns a majority stake in Premier League side Newcastle United, and the Qataris own Ligue 1 front-runners Paris Saint-Germain.

These are two of the richest clubs in the world, and their spending power is almost two-fold when put in comparison to that of any of their league rivals. These countries investing in Liverpool could mean that the spending power of the Merseysiders increases tremendously.

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Liverpool are one of European football’s greatest clubs. (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)

Speaking on Egyptian National TV, Alwaba spoke about the fact that a consortium from these two Arab countries have held talks with FSG representatives for a partial takeover sooner than later.

In case the takeover happens during the season break, the next year brings a lot of new things Liverpool’s way including that of an almost complete backroom overhaul, spearheaded by Technical Director Julian Ward leaving at the end of the current campaign.

Future for the Reds

Hopefully, these numerous changes result in a positive change for the Reds, and we can soar to greater heights than what we already have in the recent past under Jurgen Klopp. The Reds will next be in competitive action against Aston Villa on 26th December.

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Having said that, it is extremely crucial for the players and the coaching staff to have their focus on the next game instead of what is going to happen with the club in terms of change in ownership, and that is what is expected from a top manager like Jurgen Klopp.