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Qatari Royal Family ‘respond to’ Liverpool takeover links

Amid multiple rumours of a Saudi-Qatar consortium taking over Liverpool FC, the Qatari Royal Family responds to those conversations and this might not be the best thing to hear for the Reds fans.

Rumours of private investors from Saudi Arabia and Qatar were heavily doing the rounds, but sources have told ESPN (h/t Liverpool Echo) that the Royal Family of Qatar and the president of the Olympic Committee of the country are not in any conversations with FSG regarding a partial or a full takeover in any capacity.

Qatar’s reigning family are no aliens to football ownership. Through Qatar Sports Investment funded by the Sovereign Wealth Fund, they own Ligue 1 outfit Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). With their statement that they no longer look at Liverpool as an investment opportunity, it comes as a blow to FSG in their lookout for new owners.

Liverpool's US owner John W. Henry could sell the club in the near future. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
Liverpool’s US owner John W. Henry could sell the club shortly. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

With one of the biggest potential investors backing out, FSG’s pursuit of a new investor will in all likelihood take longer than it would have otherwise. However, that does not rule out private investors from the country and hopefully, the Reds find someone suitable.

However, taking nothing away from FSG as owners, they have been excellent businesspersons taking the brand value of the club to the top. Moreover, the appointment of Jurgen Klopp, who won each possible trophy, took place under FSG’s ownership.

New Owners for the Reds?

The Saudi consortium is also not a new player when it comes to owning a football club, as they recently took over Newcastle United and it would have been great on Liverpool’s spending power if they were still in the picture to partly take the Reds over as well.

LFC continue the search for new owners.
Liverpool continue search for new owners. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Hopefully, the search for a new owner comes to an end before the commencement of next summer’s transfer window, as with FSG’s history, it is very tough to see the Reds go all in for Jude Bellingham who could cost £131m per, The Athletic.

A full sale of the club would be good if the new potential owners align with the city’s values and make us a meaningful competitor in the transfer market rather than a team that spends needless time and money on scouting players that are backed to be world-class rather than already established superstars.

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But the American owners can win over the Liverpool fans once again – at least the section of the fanbase that expresses their discontent with their investment in the transfer market – if they bring in quality names in January and next summer.