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Liverpool Not for Sale

Liverpool said the club was still open to new outside investment but is not for sale.Liverpool said the club was still open to new outside investment but is not for sale.

Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group insisted Friday the Premier League club is not for sale after details emerged of a failed $2.6 billion takeover bid from a cousin of Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour.

Abu Dhabi-based Sheikh Khaled Bin Zayed Al Nehayan approached the club over several months in late 2017 and into early 2018, AFP reported.

He made the $2.6 billion offer that would have been the most expensive takeover in the history of the game.

Liverpool said the club was still open to new outside investment but is not for sale.

Britain’s Press Association said it understood that the interest did not get past the vetting stage because it was deemed neither credible nor worthy of being put to the ownership.

Malcolm Glazer’s $1,015 billion purchase of Premier League rival Manchester United in 2005 remains the most expensive football takeover deal.

Liverpool, bought by their owners, then known as New England Sports Ventures, for $385 million in 2010, were valued at $1.8 billion by business services group KPMG in May.

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