LONDON (Reuters) – Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani has entered the race to bid to take over world-renowned English football club Liverpool FC, a major English daily reported.
The English Premier League Giants were put up for sale by their current owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG), who bought the Merseyside club in October 2010 and are said to have appointed Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to help them sell the team.
According to ‘The Mirror’, the FSG are ready to sell the club for 4 billion pounds sterling.
Ambani, chairman and chief executive of Reliance Industries and listed by Forbes as the eighth richest person in the world, inquired about the club, the English daily reported.
However, few associates at the Indian multinational conglomerate headquartered in Mumbai could not confirm the development.
A statement from FSG read: “There have been a number of recent ownership changes and rumors of ownership changes at EPL clubs and inevitably we are regularly asked about the ownership of Fenway Sports Group in Liverpool.
“FSG have frequently received expressions of interest from third parties wishing to become shareholders of Liverpool. FSG have previously stated that under the right conditions we would consider new shareholders if it is in the interests of Liverpool as a club. .”
The Anfied side have enjoyed immense success under FSG with Jurgen Klopp’s side winning a Premier League title, Champions League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup and European Super Cup over the past few years.
Others in the fray include parts of the Gulf and the United States.
Ambani’s company owns the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket team Mumbai Indians and also manages the Indian Super League football event apart from being the business partners of the Indian Federation of football (AIFF).

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