Liverpool have reportedly held preliminary takeover talks with financial Amanda Staveley – and Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to deliver several verdicts.
Sunday Mirror claimed that Staveley, who has strong links to billionaires in the Middle East, made initial soundings about the club’s availability last Sunday.
Staveley runs PCP Capital Partners, a fund with reported global assets of more than £28billion, and watched from the stands as Jurgen Klopp’s side draw 1-1 at Newcastle United eight days ago.
Renowned for her connections to Middle Eastern investors, she is understood to be a Reds fan and was, of course, heavily involved in the bid of Dubai International Capital (DIC) to take control of Liverpool in 2008.
The 44-year-old was also instrumental in Sheik Mansour’s purchase of Manchester City in 2008 and knows that the Anfield giants is on the radar of the Middle East billionaires anxious to invest in a leading English club.
The Sunday Mirror claimed that the Reds’ American owners Fenway Sports Group have placed a £1billion asking price on the club they bought for £300million seven years ago.
Liverpool fans are debating as to whether a new owner is what the club what, with some claiming Staveley could help bring more money into the club and help the Reds compete for the highest honours.
Others are more dubious claim the billionaire supposed interest is just a publicity-seeking exercise.
Football Weeks has rounded up some of the best tweets from the fans:
It’s hilarious that the masses just love our generous American owners yet they’re lossing their heads over Amanda Staveley nonsense #LFC
— G Dog (@GHL72) October 7, 2017
Staveley's involvement in buying #LFC isn't new. She nearly got it done 2008, only for Hicks to reject the offer: https://t.co/NlfphgI8iA pic.twitter.com/0CUY45vc9G
— The LFC Couch ?? (@LFCCouch) October 8, 2017
Amanda Staveley thinking: "NUFC plays negative football, zero quality & #LFC can't defend or finish, how to sell these clubs to investors?" pic.twitter.com/6cNhEsvOlz
— Liverpoolzy* (@Liverpool_zy) October 9, 2017
Let's hope the Amanda Staveley story is true we would be another PSG and Man City. read her profile on Wiki all I see are billions #LFC
— Papi Jay (@JohnMarsAuto) October 8, 2017