Sheikh Jassim will not buy Liverpool after the Qatari offer to acquire Manchester United fell through.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe is now scheduled to spend £1.3 billion for a 25% ownership in the club, with a minority buyout agreement in place.
After falling out of the running to acquire Manchester United, reports arose tying Qatar’s former Prime Minister to a bid to buy their arch rivals, Liverpool.
According to Mike Keegan of Mail Sport, the Anfield club might be the next target.
“The Qataris set aside about $8 billion [£6.57 billion] for the United project,” he claimed.
“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’m told, they’re very, very disappointed and angry 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.”
According to David Ornstein, one of the most trusted Premier League reporters, rumours from reliable journalists claiming the Reds could be sold to Qatari Sports Investment are false.
“People have said he should pivot to Liverpool to rub salt in the wounds of Manchester United fans,” Ornstein stated on Rio Ferdinand Presents FIVE.
“But I’m not aware of them going anywhere else, and there are reports from credible journalists – and these will be briefings from Sheikh Jassim’s camp – that they’re not focusing on another club at this time.”
Liverpool are no longer for sale, despite FSG’s past willingness to consider offers.