It’s reported in the Daily Star (not my normal newspaper!) that FSG are in advanced talks regarding a takeover of Liverpool by a mega rich Middle Eastern investor or investors. The Star isn’t the most reliable of sources so I don’t know if this is just lazy journalism but I’ve had a feeling for a while that FSG are becoming increasingly detached from the Club notwithstanding their investment in the new stand and I’m wondering if there is any truth in this story.
If it were true would it be good news for Liverpool? I’ve been scathing about overseas investors who just see a football club as a plaything though they are probably preferable to those who are just asset strippers (and we’ve had experience of them). In the end for me it would come down to whether the owner would respect the traditions and culture of the Club. A willingness to invest is also important but I think the days of creating a Chelsea or a City are gone with Fair Play and the game is all the better for that.