Unexpectedly, Fenway Sports Group (FSG) put the Reds up for sale the previous week.
David Ornstein of The Athletic broke the story first. When FSG released a statement, they expressed their intention to obtain fresh, large funding.
This week, questions about the situation were directed at manager Jurgen Klopp, who welcomed more spending during the January transfer window.
Ornstein provides fresh updates on FSG’s stance
Following FSG’s statement earlier this week that appeared to solicit investment offers, David Ornstein has provided an update on the current ownership status at Liverpool.
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is one of those who has been mentioned as a potential candidate. In contrast, the Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani ‘has already enquired,’ according to a report in today’s Mirror.
Middle Eastern groups are reportedly also showing interest. Still, Ornstein has already proposed the events that John Henry and the company are likely to avoid.
Ornstein told Sky Sports, “Klopp had just signed a new long-term deal and had been guaranteed by the ownership that nothing would happen quickly.”
“If it happens, they will do it to the right people. As a result, they would also possess that moral compass. I don’t believe [FSG] will want to give Liverpool to someone they don’t trust.”
“We’ve already heard rumors in the business that they’ve turned down offers or are reluctant to pursue expressions of interest from parties that they may not think are the best choice. And many would interpret that to mean a nation-state.”
🚨 NEW: FSG will be conscious of any potential Liverpool buyers and will only want to do business with 'the right people'. #lfc [david ornstein] pic.twitter.com/ehO7Vndvvk
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) November 13, 2022
Jurgen Klopp acknowledged that he “likes” the idea of FSG encouraging new investors into the club. He also reassured that he remains committed to the club regardless of what transpires on the ownership front in the upcoming weeks and months. Klopp earlier this year extended his contract with the club until 2026.
However, it is comforting to learn that FSG is not looking to hasten the process and will first assess the morality of any move.
Eighth-richest man in the world approaches Liverpool over the enormous sale
According to reports, an Indian billionaire is considering purchasing Liverpool from the Premier League.
According to the Mirror, the Indian multi-billionaire Mukesh Ambani is reportedly interested in purchasing Liverpool.
Ambani is the eighth richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of £90 billion.
It appears that he has “enquired” about the Premier League team.
Liverpool have been approached by Mukesh Ambani, the eighth-richest man in the world with a takeover bid.
He is worth £90billion 🤯
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) November 13, 2022
However, there is a lot of interest in the Merseysiders, primarily from the Middle East and the United States.
The article asserts that Ambani, a “huge sports lover,” will “not be turned off” by FSG’s asking price.
The 65-year-old created the Indian Football Super League and owns IPL’s Mumbai Indians cricket team. Liverpool is huge in India despite cricket being the number-one sport in the country.