In the last couple of decades, Liverpool FC has had a fascinating pair of owners, with the most notable being infamous for their negative actions Tom Hicks and George Gillett, who nearly took the club south before it was sold to the current owners, the Fenway Sports Group, who would continue down the defamation road.
FSG have received their fair share of criticism in recent years, but the current fan perception is rather debatable. Some describe them as successful and the current patch as poor luck, while others blame them entirely.
Whatever the situation may be, there appears to be new information regarding the possible interest of Middle Eastern organizations in a purchase of Liverpool since FSG declared late last year that they would be open to new shareholders in the club.
According to reports, investment organizations such as Qatar Investment Authority and Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund have indicated an interest in the present owners’ offer, which might result in a variety of possibilities and opportunities for Liverpool.
New state-backed owners might provide Liverpool with a variety of opportunities
New owners might bring a lot of new views for the club, with plenty of new doors that could be opened in ways that past owners never could.
The first thing that springs to mind is the substantial financial backing that these new owners may provide to the team in order for it to compete with the best clubs in the same league. Manchester City, PSG, and now Newcastle have all received that support, and the inclusion of Liverpool will undoubtedly create a new level of competitiveness like no other.
Fenway Sports Group’s main criticism, among others, is that it has offered little financial support for transfers and bidding for top-tier players. The firm has been unwilling to invest its own money in order to promote better transfer movements for Liverpool, and a new administration with much to contribute would radically transform the scenario.
Though FSG has always supported Jurgen Klopp in every way conceivable, the Saudi or Qatar-led groups might do it better. The manager may be given more voice and duties in handling things during the transfer window, including advocating a larger percentage of players to bring in to those in positions of authority.
Again, with more financial resources, he might broaden his scope to include a wider spectrum of players, including the most expensive ones.
This might potentially result in a significant adjustment in the club’s transfer policy in the coming years. From a club that is more interested in recruiting intriguing potential but unproven talents, it may change its strategy to include proven players who have already created a name for themselves.
It is widely assumed that Liverpool missed out on Tchouameni owing to a variety of factors, one of which being the excessive fee, which remains a big stumbling block in signing Jude Bellingham.
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A change in ownership might affect all of that.