Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG) dropped a bombshell on Monday when they confirmed plans to sell their majority stake in the club.
That basically means that the American owners have decided to relinquish their control of the club after having bought the club in 2010.
In an official statement, the group said: “FSG has said before that under the right terms and conditions we would consider new shareholders if it was in the best interests of Liverpool as a club.”
This comes after FSG started to come under fire among the supporters for not being able to help the Reds compete on the transfer market as strongly as Manchester City or Chelsea.
Fans have been left underwhelmed with their 2022 summer transfer business and inability to sign quality to help the side compete on all fronts.
While the Liverpool owners have confirmed their wishes to sell the club, they are yet to confirm any potential suitors to replace them or any bid being made to acquire the majority stake from them.
The American group have reportedly placed a £4 billion price tag on the club, which has secured a lot of success in the last five years – winning every trophy they’ve competed for – including the Champions League and Premier League titles.
Of course, there are not an unlimited number of options willing to pay that high a price just to buy the club from them.
Of course, after that is done, the new owners will also have to spend a lot of money on improving Liverpool’s first-team squad, see through the redevelopment of Anfield and also on any future reconstruction of the iconic stadium.
However, some fans believe that the Crown Prince of Dubai could be a major candidate who takes over the club. Hamdan Al Maktoum has a net worth of $14 billion and definitely has more than what it takes to buy Liverpool from FSG.
There is also some definitive proof that there could be a genuine interest in Al Maktoum and his love for Liverpool FC.
He even greeted the Liverpool squad and had a photo op with them when they travelled to Dubai in 2019 for some warm-weather training.
Another major coincidence is that FSG decided to release the statement of them selling Liverpool just a month before the squad travels to Dubai for some training during the Qatar World Cup break. Something could be brewing on the sidelines.
Moreover, according to Arabian Business, some Dubai investors can indeed be eyeing the purchase of Liverpool. Of course, due to his position as the deputy ruler of Dubai, Al Maktoum might not want to be at the forefront of a potential purchase.
But he could still be involved in buying the club through other means, ensuring that he has an ownership involvement with the Premier League giants.
Then again, a lot of Liverpool owners are opposed to the prospect of having any state being their owners – like Manchester City or Newcastle United.
It remains to be seen whether the interest from Dubai increases on the Liverpool purchase, but interesting days are ahead for the Merseyside club.