Eighth-richest man in the world ‘approaches’ Liverpool over enormous £4bn sale

Potential Liverpool owner Mukesh Ambani Credit: Alamy
Potential Liverpool owner Mukesh Ambani Credit: Alamy

An Indian billionaire is reportedly interested in buying Premier League club Liverpool.

The Reds were surprisingly put up for sale by Fenway Sports Group (FSG) this week.

It was initially reported by The Athletic‘s David Ornstein before an FSG statement revealed their desire to receive new, significant, investment.

Manager Jurgen Klopp has been asked about the situation this week and has welcomed extra investment in the January transfer window.

Despite their slow start to the season, Liverpool remain one of the favourites to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham, who is reportedly valued at around £120million.

FSG have brought lots of success to Anfield since buying the club in 2010.

Since then, they have won a Premier League title, a Champions League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup, and European Super Cup.

Despite this, many of the club’s supporters have been critical of FSG for not spending enough money.

The Reds have gone toe to toe with Manchester City in recent seasons but only have one league title to show for it.

Man fans believe that tally would be higher if the owners were more ambitious in the transfer market.

The likes of Virgil van Dijk, Alisson and Darwin Nunez have joined the club for massive fees, but with their current squad ageing rapidly, there is a belief that the summer transfer window was an underwhelming one.

According to Forbes, Liverpool are worth £3.6billion, but will probably be purchased for around £4bn.

Liverpool were in a difficult position under George Gillett and Tom Hicks before John W. Henry rescued them with a £300million takeover.

Henry is believed to be worth £3.3bn, making him the 271st richest person in America and 673rd in the world.

And if you think Henry is bloody minted, get a load of this guy.

According to the Mirror, Indian multi-billionaire Mukesh Ambani is interested in buying Liverpool.

Ambani is worth a reported £90bn, which makes him the eighth-richest man in the world.

He has apparently ‘enquired’ about the Premier League club.

There is a lot of interest in the Merseysiders, however, mainly coming from the United States and the Middle East.

‘Huge sports fan’ Ambani will ‘not be put off’ by FSG’s asking price, the report claims.

The 65-year-old owns IPL cricket giants Mumbai Indians and also helped set up Indian football’s Super League.

Liverpool are huge in India despite cricket being the number-one sport in the country.

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