Barcap Say There Are “As Many As Five Bidders” For Liverpool FC

By on September 12, 2010

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Written by John Toher

Friends of Liverpool FC

Liverpool FC does have various serious bids on the table for the sale of the club before the October deadline.

A senior source close to Barclays Capital believes there to be some interest in the club, with “as many as five bidders at in-depth stages of due diligence” and a “Hong Kong-based investor leading the race” to take over at Anfield.

The bank, however, appears unwilling to offer any financial support to the potential investors, with the source stating there is “no chance of Barcap becoming involved with the debt financing of any takeover”.

However, Barclays Capital are reported to be becoming increasingly frustrated with the current owners. “Unrealistic valuations are driving us [BarCap] insane,” said the source.  The insider also accused the American duo of being “unreachable”.

Most papers had stated that once Kenny Huang had pulled out of a possible deal, there were no other interested parties involved in buying Liverpool FC, however, now according to The Sports Review, there are serious bidders out there.

Lets hope it true and that the club will get the proper owners at long last.

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10 Comments

  1. Dave

    September 12, 2010 at 11:00 am

    The ‘Reds’ need Steve Morgan to come back in,in partnership with the ‘fan’ groups!

  2. Jiyuu Li

    September 12, 2010 at 11:01 am

    It’s the Kwok family, they are worth 18 Billion and will complete owenership within the next 3 weeks. They will make Liverpool the richest club in the world. Trust me.

    • stephen broughton

      September 13, 2010 at 9:27 pm

      how do you know this?

  3. Dave

    September 12, 2010 at 11:30 am

    We need LFC to be owned by Liverpool supporters – bring back ‘STEVE MORGAN’

  4. Lee

    September 12, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    I’m a huge Liverpool fan but I disagree that the club should be run by the fans or that the fans should have a strong influence in how the club is run.

    I’ve read many a comment from Liverpool fans and I wouldn’t trust them to steer the club in the direction that it needs to go in. Most of what people post is absolute tripe and it’s all Arda Turan this, so-and-so that. If half of them actually played football, watched football and actually quit basing their views on what is printed in the media or on youtube then maybe things would be different.

    I for one think most football fans from what club they support are too blinkered to make proper decisions. I would go as far to say that most reds fans are actually clueless about football in general.

    • Jono659

      September 13, 2010 at 10:32 am

      Totally aggree with you Lee, the amount of crap some of the supporters come out with is dire. Also, I have never seen a sucessful commitee.

  5. m kop

    September 12, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    I agree with Lee up to a point. If fans were owners than it could make big decisions harder to make.
    Sometimes it’s not the best decision or the best player, it’s imposible to say exactly what the club needs as you can not make milion people think alike.
    You need an owner capable of making a big decsion and in time to stop the club sinking when things dont go as they should.

    Let’s hope it’s someone wiling to invest becouse he actually would have a chance to make LFC world biggest club agein.

  6. Dave

    September 13, 2010 at 1:37 am

    People like the two above are dreamers(Lee & m kop),who think billionaire owners are the way to go! They need to know what these owners take out of a football club! The Glazers for instance intend to take GBP 130million from Manchester Utd this year! and we the ‘fans’ are paying for that !!! Hicks & Gillett have already been taking from LFC. If football clubs were owned by true fans the profits would go back into buying players etc:(Steve Morgan is a true LFC fan! Barcelona fc are a perfect example of how ‘Fans’ can operate!,and you will note that all football clubs in Germany are compelled to have part fan ownership!
    When DIC tried to buy LFC (before The two ‘YANKS’ stepped in) their plan was to sell the club at a massive profit after seven years! Are they the kind of people we want owning and running LFC or any other club! NO THEY ARE NOT!!!
    A board of directors would still run the club,not millions of fans,(who would be shareholders).

  7. SAM

    September 13, 2010 at 9:39 am

    kill hicks and gillett,,,,,

  8. m kop

    September 13, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    @Dave
    Barcelona has a huge debt and I’m not sure I like the way Barca and Real are being run.
    Their chairman is a person who needs to win popularity contest in order to get the elected by fans so he will say things fans want to hier, regardles of the club’s long term needs.
    No way that Barca or Real can keep their manager for longer period, I think even Mourinho will leave in 2 years time even if he is succesfull.
    Man in charge of the club dont want to risk that a manager becomes too popular and fans become attached to him.

    I think Ferguson and Wenger proved that a club needs to have the same manager for longer period in order to be succesfull or to rellay on owners money like Chelsea and City, and Liverpool now has neither.

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