Qatar ‘giving priority’ to Liverpool with monstrous takeover bid ‘expected’ to come in February

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates a win Credit: Alamy
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates a win Credit: Alamy

Liverpool could be in the money very soon with a Qatari-led takeover bid expected to come next month, according to reports.

The Reds were put up for sale by Fenway Sports Group last year.

While they have been incredibly successful under the American owners, the club’s supporters have grown frustrated with their lack of ambition in the transfer market.

For example, in six months under Todd Boehly, Chelsea have only spent £32million less than Liverpool have in the last ten transfer windows.

FSG have previously backed Jurgen Klopp with the signings of Alisson and Virgil van Dijk, two players who completed the jigsaw to see Liverpool reach three Champions League finals and win one Premier League title in a five-season span.

And last summer the club’s owners once again spent big, signing Darwin Nunez from Benfica.

However, the Reds have not made enough signings over the last two years and are now paying the price.

Klopp’s side are currently ninth in the Premier League, below Fulham, Brighton and Brentford, ten points off the Champions League places and 19 behind leaders Arsenal.

The German’s midfield options are limited and the players he has at his disposal seem to be past their best and/or injury prone.

A new midfielder this month seems like it should be an urgent priority, but it is unclear whether or not Klopp will be backed with transfer funds with the club up for sale.

The summer transfer window could potentially be a lot different, however, with FSG hoping to sell up.

According to The Telegraph, a formal bid is expected to come in February with the auction for both Liverpool and Manchester United now in ‘full swing’.

There has been a lot of speculation about who will buy the Reds, with links coming from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United States.

And it looks like Qatar are leading the race to acquire the Premier League juggernauts.

Qatari journalist Mohammed Saeed Alkaabi (via The Anfield Talk on Twitter) said: ‘Qatar are giving priority to the acquisition of Liverpool Football Club and are seriously interested but the deal is not complete at this present moment. We will see in the next few days.’

FSG bought Liverpool for £300m back in 2010, rescuing the club from previous owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett.

The Reds are now worth £4.4billion, according to Sky Sports, and £3.6b, according to Forbes.

Roman Abramovich sold Chelsea to a consortium led by Todd Boehly for around £4.25b last year.

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