Liverpool owner John Henry has already stated his position on any prospective Qatari sale, amid reports that Sheikh Jassim may make an offer for the club.
Sheikh Jassim and his Nine Two foundation were believed to have withdrawn from the race to buy Manchester United last week, following a protracted takeover saga.
In an unexpected turn of events, he is expected to make a proposal for Premier League rivals Liverpool, who earlier stated that they were ‘open to bids’ in November.
“The Qataris set aside about $8 billion (£6.57 billion) for the United project,” Daily Mail correspondent Mike Keegan stated on the ‘It’s All Kicking Off’ podcast.
“That money is there and ready to go, burning a hole in their pockets, so what a story [buying Liverpool] would be.”
“From what I understand, they [Qataris] are extremely disappointed and enraged at how this has turned out.”
“What better way to respond than to get United’s biggest rivals from down the road and throw all that money you were going to throw into Manchester United into making them pay for that decision not to sell to you.”
However, in February, Reds owner John Henry virtually ruled out a full sale of the team, stating that Fenway Sports Group was dedicated to the club.
“I know there has been a lot of conversation and quotes about LFC, but I keep to the facts: we merely formalised an ongoing process,” he told the Boston Sports Journal (via The Independent).
“Are we going to stay in England forever?” No. Are we offering LFC? No. Are you discussing LFC with investors? Yes. Is something going to happen there? I believe so, but there will be no sale.