The Ricketts family (worth $4.4 billion, according to Forbes’ real-time net worth calculator) will not be jumping into the ring to buy Liverpool Football Club.
This update comes from a tweet by Matt Law of the Daily Telegraph following Fenway Sports Group’s statement announcing the potential sale of the club.
I am told that the Ricketts family, who were one of the shortlisted bidders for Chelsea, will not be bidding to buy Liverpool.
— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) November 8, 2022
The Americans are said to have already received an approach and other reports have claimed growing interest in the Middle Eastern Premier League team.
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We wouldn’t be too surprised to hear of groups from this region striving to fully take over the side given previous failed attempts, including a 2007 bid from Dubai International Capital.
Whoever enters the club, whether through third-party investment or taking over as majority shareholder, it is essential that they have as pristine a personal history as possible; a questionable human rights record, for example, would be a BIG NO. not when it comes to the core fanbase.
While the prospect of being able to compete head-to-head with Manchester City and Newcastle United is more than appealing, it simply cannot come at the price of our morale.
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