Liverpool: Journalist shares latest on Qatari takeover rumours
Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group ‘stood up to Qatar’s ambitions and desire’, according to Sada El-Balad journalist Ismael Mahmoud.
The Lowdown: Liverpool ownership up in the air
The Reds may have had a tough time of things on the pitch this season, dropping endless points in the Premier League, but it has also been a tumultuous time off it.
Current owners FSG are reportedly looking to sell the club, following rumours that emerged late last year, although no primary candidate has emerged to buy them outright yet.
There have been reports of a potential Qatari takeover but now a key update has emerged regarding that, and it’s not what the ‘FSG Out’ section of supporters want to hear.
The Latest: Key update emerges
Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, Mahmoud, reporter for major Egyptian news network Sada El-Balad, claimed Liverpool wouldn’t become Qatari-owned if United are taken over by similar owners:
“Bad news for Liverpool fans, but unfortunately it is true. If the Manchester United purchase takes place, there is no Qatari offer for Liverpool. FSG stood up to Qatar’s ambitions and desire to buy Liverpool.”
The Verdict: Is it a bad thing?
This is likely to be divisive news among the Liverpool fanbase, with some desperate for the club to be brought out by owners with a bottomless pit of transfer funds.
To those fans, this news is a clear blow, but there are also others who have doubts about some of the human rights issues that surround Qatar, as was often documented during the 2022 World Cup.
Liverpool are a club whose morals should always mirror that of the city itself and seeing owners with questionable human rights records coming in would not be a positive to many, regardless of whatever transfer funds they may be able to provide.