Jurgen Klopp should be pleased with the latest news.
Liverpool is having their worst season in the Jurgen Klopp era. The team is in a severe game crisis and takes only ninth place in the Premier League standings. There is growing dissatisfaction with the state of affairs among the fans. One of the main reasons for the failures is the owners' greed - Fenway Sports Group.
Fans complain that the American company is investing in Liverpool less than it needs to be in a tough fight for trophies. These talks are justified against the costs of Chelsea, Manchester City, and Manchester United. Since the 2011/2012 season, Liverpool has spent €1.18bn on players, while the three clubs above have spent €1.86bn, €1.8bn, and €1.73bn, respectively.
In the fall of 2022, the world media reported FSG's desire to sell the club. According to The Mirror, the company wants to raise more than €4 billion for its asset. At the same time, the owner John Henry acquired Liverpool in 2010 for only € 330 million. The decision to sell the club was also influenced by the collapse of the European Super League, one of the ideologists of which was Henry. The Americans were also impressed by the severe amount for which Chelsea was sold (€ 4.8 billion). A little earlier, it became known about the intention of the American Glazer family to sell Manchester United. Two top English clubs have entered the market at once, and there is demand for both.
According to The Telegraph, FSG could receive offers for Liverpool as early as next month. The authoritative media outlet The Anfield Talk, which specializes in news about the Reds, citing Qatari journalist Mohammed Saeed Alqabi, claims that Qatar is showing serious interest in the club. The deal has not been concluded at the moment, but the likelihood of its completion is regarded as high. Previously, good in English teams - in particular Tottenham - was shown by Qatar Sports Investments (QSI), which owns PSG. It was about 25% of the shares of Spurs. However, investments may be limited to minority investments because UEFA still opposes participating in European competitions of several teams with a joint owner. If the Qataris, particularly QSI, acquire Liverpool, then it is unlikely that the club will be run by people related to PSG.
Indirectly, the purchase of the Reds and significant investments in the team are confirmed by the inside of the famous Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio. He revealed that in the summer of 2023, Liverpool would spend around €250m to buy new players.
"Liverpool is getting new owners. If Jurgen Klopp can get €250m from the new owners and spend it wisely, as he has for the past seven years, he will have the opportunity to transform this team. I don't see him thinking, "This is the end," - said Gary Neville.
The new owners of Liverpool will have an excellent base to work with: FSG took over the club in 2010 with an average squad and coach Roy Hodgson, who demanded a refurbishment of Anfield and the old training ground. By 2023, the team finally had the long-awaited league title, added the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, and several English trophies. Plus, Liverpool has one of the most expensive squads in the world, led by Jurgen Klopp, a refurbished home stadium, and a new training facility in Kirkby. The first task of the new management will be the competent strengthening of the composition for the return of Liverpool to its usual tracks. If the Qataris acquire the team, it will be interesting to watch the struggle of "Arab money" in the Premier League: Man City already owns a holding from the UAE (City Football Group), and Newcastle is the de facto royal family of Saudi Arabia.