Ben Jacobs provides update on Liverpool’s potential Qatari ownership as the club heads towards ‘minority investment’

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The future of Liverpool’s ownership remains far from clear at the moment but Ben Jacobs has claimed that the club are ‘heading towards minority investment’ and that there has been no significant interest from Qatari investors.

FSG appeared to place the club up for sale, or at least invite investment from interested parties, when they released a statement back in November, but there is still yet to be any significant updates since then.

And while completing a question and answer session on his Twitter account, CBS Sports journalist Jacobs responded to a question regarding the ownership situation at both Manchester United and Liverpool.

“Definitely some Saudi interest in #MUFC. February a key month after initial due diligence is done. Then we’ll see some groups shortlisted. #LFC heading towards minority investment. Nothing significant from Qatar yet.”

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Rumours recently have suggested that investors from Qatar are interested in a move for the Anfield outfit and that is a move that could cause uncertainty amongst the Liverpool fanbase.

Having owners with a questionable human rights record in charge of your club would certainly not be ideal, but the huge financial backing that they would bring to the table is something that will certainly excite supporters.

With Jude Bellingham believed to be Jurgen Klopp’s main transfer target at the end of the season, a lot of money is going to be needed to bring the England international to Merseyside.

Current owners FSG have often adopted a ‘sell before we buy’ policy since their arrival on Merseyside so the idea of some sort of investment at the club is an exciting one – we’ll just have to wait and see.

Check Jacobs’ tweet below via his official Twitter account:

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  2. it’s just constant speculation, essentially a gossip machine. Can we have some real concrete evidence, please…………………

  3. I would prefer that the FSG model could be continued. However other clubs seem to be able to spend what they want with impunity and FFP hasn’t imposed sanctions with sufficient severity to deter any club that wants to do what it wants.

    Recruiting players at the £30 to £40m price with sufficient quality is becoming more difficult.

    We all enjoy a winning team playing entertaining football but at what price? Perhaps I’m a dinosaur but I can’t get on board with this other sport branding ie Le Bron James. Brings in money? We will see.

    Minority investment appeals as FSG have done a great job to date – management, squad, titles, playing style, financial management, ground expansion and training facilities are a testament to that. They should stay in control.

    Minority investment if given to Klopp to spend would meet an immediate need for squad investment. It isn’t a long term strategy however. You can’t keep taking on new shareholders without eventually giving up a majority shareholding. For now however at the right level it may be enough to keep the club competitive.

    Or course we need to recruit the correct players but we have a good recent track record to rely on.


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