Mukesh Ambani, the world’s eighth-richest person, is reportedly considering an offer to take over Liverpool after the club was put up for sale by its current owners, Fenway Sports Group (FSG). The Indian businessman has a net worth of £90 billion and has previously inquired about buying the Merseyside giants on several occasions.
FSG shocked the football world earlier this week when it said it would be open to offers for Liverpool, which it took over in 2010. It has presided over one of the most successful eras in recent history for the Reds, under Jurgen Klopp. . team winning a Premier League title, a Champions League, an FA Cup, a Carabao Cup and a European Super Cup in recent years.
A statement from FSG read: “There have been a number of recent ownership changes and rumors of ownership changes at EPL clubs and inevitably we are regularly asked about the ownership of Fenway Sports Group in Liverpool.
“FSG has frequently received expressions of interest from third parties seeking to become Liverpool shareholders. FSG have said before that, under the correct terms and conditions, we would consider new shareholders if it would be in the best interest of Liverpool as a club.”
And now, according to Mirror, Ambani has become one of the favorites to buy the Anfield team. Tom Hicks and George Gillett are believed to be willing to sell Liverpool for a fee of around £4bn, which in theory shouldn’t be a problem for Ambani.
The 65-year-old is known to be a huge sports fan and owns the IPL Mumbai Indians cricket team, while helping to establish the Indian Football Super League. Investment from him would also potentially allow the Reds the ability to spend large sums of cash on transfers, something they have been unable to do in recent years compared to Manchester City and Chelsea.
Whether anything progresses in the coming days remains to be seen, but if Ambani secures it, the club’s fans will be desperate to convince the ever-popular Klopp to extend his stay at Anfield.
Speaking about what a new owner could mean for his future ahead of his team’s game against Southampton this weekend, the German said: “What I read is that they are looking for investment. Good idea, I like that. For me, not means nothing, whatever.” happens, if it changes, I am committed to the club”.
“Chelsea was sold. We are looking for investors. It’s completely different. As far as I know, they (FSG) are looking for investors and that makes sense. Whatever happens, I am committed to the club. Nobody had a heart attack when they heard the News.”
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