Liverpool: Ben Jacobs confirms takeover interest from America
Ben Jacobs has claimed on his latest Twitter Space that people from America are interested in a takeover of Liverpool.
The Lowdown: FSG open to selling
Liverpool are reportedly up for sale from American owners FSG, although it still remains unclear if that would be a full takeover or just a form of minority investment.
FSG were the ones that helped bring Premier League and Champions League success to Anfield as well as lure Jurgen Klopp to Merseyside once he decided it was time to test himself in the Premier League.
However, their role and willingness to be part of the proposed European Super League is what will likely live long in the memories of most Liverpool fans, as well as many more up and down the country.
The Latest: Suitors are waiting in the wings
While nothing appears to be imminent for Liverpool and their fans getting new custodians, Jacobs has admitted that it doesn’t mean parties aren’t interested. In fact, interest is coming from across the pond once again.
He said: “Be very cautious, because this is still reasonably early stages by takeover or minority investor standards.
“But I do think that there is concrete interest from America and I also believe that for both Manchester United and Liverpool, as I’ve reported many times, Harris Blitzer [HBSE] still remain ones to watch.”
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The Verdict: Liverpool currently in limbo
While FSG are indeed open to selling the club, they did look to back Klopp to an extent during January by bringing in Cody Gakpo early on, but were unable to aid his search for a new midfielder.
It has been reported that Liverpool are leading the race to sign Jude Bellingham in the summer to help solve their midfield woes, however, if FSG are still at the club and closing in on a takeover, that deal could well prove to be a lot more difficult.
It must be considered that FSG may not willingly look to shell out over £100m on a player that may not be theirs in just a few months’ time, so Liverpool fans will indeed be hoping for a full takeover, or at least some investment, in the near future – but they will likely be wary of American investors given their past experiences.