Sheikh Khalifa

Latest rumour doing the the rounds is that a certain Sheikh Khalifi  of the oil-rich United Arab Emeretis is ready to launch a take-over bid for Liverpool football club from FSG.

According to The Express and other papers, it is believed the brother of Man City owner Sheikh Mansour is worth some 30 billion himself and is desperate to get involved in Premier League club ownership, with a re-emerging Liverpool under Jurgan Klopp his ideal investment.

Quite how John W Henry and Tom Werner, Liverpool’s owner’s will react to this is unclear. FSG rescued Liverpool from the Hicks & Gillette nightmare a few years ago.
They brought in a regime of growth and stability and are into the latter stages of completing the new Main stand at Anfield.

They did send a delegation to the Middle-East some weeks ago to try and engage a sponsor for the new stand, no details have emerged from those talks as yet.

Under FSG and Ian Ayre, Liverpool’s value has soared from £300 million in 2012 to over £700 million this year.

If and why they would want to sell-up now with Jurgen Klopp and his team on the verge of great things is only a matter of speculation.