A recent report from the Middle East has claimed that one company from the United Arab Emirates 'could be eyeing' a bid for Liverpool soon.
In a report from the Mirror, as cited by Anfield Watch's Twitter account, they claim that news from the Middle East is that investors in Dubai are currently weighing up purchasing Liverpool for $5billion [£4.3bn] after Fenway Sports Group put the club up for sale earlier this week.
They go on to say that the prospect of Middle Eastern investors buying the Reds appears as one of the most likely options due to the wealth of the Gulf states.
Finally, one of the potential investors is mentioned by name. Dubai International Capital, who were founded by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum who is the ruler of Dubai as well as the vice president, prime minister, and minister of defence of the United Arab Emirates, 'could be eyeing' purchasing Liverpool.
🚨 NEW: Investors in Dubai are weighing up purchasing Liverpool for $5billion [£4.3bn] after Fenway Sports Group put the club up for sale, according to reports in the Middle East. #lfc [mirror]
Anfield Watch Verdict
If one of these Dubai investors bids $5billion then there is no way that FSG decline that. They might try and start a bidding war but that figure is going to be close to the final amount.
The main talking points about the potential new owners are mainly political, with Liverpool fans, rightfully so, being very critical of Newcastle United and Manchester City's owners, who have been accused of violating human rights.
Dubai investors have been trying to buy the Reds for years now, with the most recent reported bid, which was a couple of years ago, being in the region of £3billion, however, it's still unsure whether the same party is in the race now but I suspect they will be.
Whoever buys Liverpool is going to cause controversy. If it's another American owner then there will probably be dodgy tax deals, if it's a Middle Eastern owner then oil money and human rights will be mentioned. No billionaire is completely ethical. Also, at the end of the day, it's not our decision, it's John Henry's.