By Andy Sambidge
Fenway Sports Group refutes speculation linking Saudi oil company to English Premier League club
The owners of English Premier League club Liverpool have denied reports that they are looking to sell-up amid speculation that oil giant Saudi Aramco were interested in a deal.
US-based Fenway Sports Group have refuted speculation that they are trying to sell the club for about £350m.
The UK's Sun newspaper also claimed that Saudi Aramco, the state-owned oil company, and two American billionaires were interested in buying the club.
A spokesman for FSG said: "Like so many rumours in the past about a sale of Liverpool Football Club, there is absolutely no truth in this.
“We have had no meetings with anyone about a sale, we don't know who the source of the rumour is, and any suggestion of a sale is fabrication."
The newspaper reported that Saudi Aramco recently attempted to buy the Premier League club, adding that City banking sources claimed two American billionaires could also be potential buyers.
In April, Ooredoo, the Qatari telecoms giant formerly known as Qtel, denied media reports it was in talks with Liverpool Football Club for naming rights to Anfield stadium.
Media reports claimed the telecoms operator was looking to invest in a high profile British football team and claimed it was in talks with Liverpool for naming rights to the club’s stadium at Anfield, a move which could have seen it renamed the Ooredoo Stadium.For all the latest sports news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
If this is true I hope that Saudi Aramco have the money to redevelop Anfield and buy players to put the club back in Europe,FSG are running the club as a business,as such they will never compete ,and only guarantee premiership status
Agree, we need to sell to wealthy owners, Fenway are out of their depth.
please god let this happen
Renamed the Ooredoo stadium! Oh please just go away and buy a club in South America or a dept store! This is ANFIELD got it! It will not be changed or redeveloped at the hands of Saudis OR Qataris no true supporter would ever allow this. Utter rubbish.
Please Please Saudi Aramco just go in and offer LFC owners the money they sell up! We dont need FSG running our club we need middle eastern ownership who want success so please buy us out!
Why would the saudi state owned oil company want to buy liverpool- they don't need to advertise their product, nor use the lfc brand as a vehicle to promote their own worldwide nor do they need any pr value of owning the club. Ooredoo sounds more feasible and are actively branching out for new customers in the far east as are liverpool so it would make more sense. Or did the geologists in Dammam misread a report about reserves at Anfield!?
Dude !! Look what has happened to Man City after middle eastern owners took over it . Liverpool needs heavy investment by the right people to take us to the top .. thats what all supporters want ..
As much as i hate to admite it, money does buy you success. Just look at Man City and Chelsea. its the 21st century now. With the financial backing of Saudi investors we will be able to bring in world class players regardless of there crazy wages to inprove the club. Unfortunatly homw grown tallent isnt the future anymore. Â£Â£Â£ the future!!
my dad will be kicking up his own stink in heaven if they do this he is from liverpool!!!! They are not worthy of this football club or this girl either who turned them down!!!!
"we need middle eastern ownership who want success"??
the current owners are actual confirmed success in sport before they bought LFC. You may not know or like baseball but it is a massively profitable and popular sport in North America and about as old as football and his Boston Red Sox have been a dominant team surviving a long drought, like LFC is doing until his ownership to title. I'm a 14 year LFC supporter (actually LFC obsessive supporter) and don't want to see mindless cash put in LFC's hands without the minds to put it in the right place. I think that a change in management should be focused on Ian Ayre's team and their handling of targets, not just splashing billions willy nilly.