By Dr Dan Plumley

18th Nov, 2022 | 12:03pm

Finance expert: Liverpool well placed to spend big in January after 'game-changing' move

Liverpool are well placed with or without investment to spend big in January and not breach any financial regulations.

That is the view of finance expert Doctor Dan Plumley, speaking exclusively to Football Insider as Fenway Sports Group step up their efforts to sell Liverpool.

Sources told Football Insider on Thursday (17 November) that Liverpool powerbroker Mike Gordon has quit his role to help facilitate a £4billion takeover in a “game-changing move”.

FSG revealed in a statement last week (7 November), via the Athletic, that they would welcome new shareholders.

“On-pitch performance is still central to all this,” Plumley told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.

“You would think that any new investment coming in, in whatever form, potentially comes with money to be spent in the transfer market.

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“That also depends on the situation externally, particularly with Financial Fair Play. We know that Uefa are changing those regulations and we haven’t seen what the Premier League are going to do to follow suit.

“There is a bit of a change in the landscape in European football which is another factor in that. Liverpool are front and centre in that because they compete in Europe more often than not so they have to conform to Uefa’s regulations.

“That won’t mean too much shifting for Liverpool based on what those new regulations and Liverpool would be better placed than other clubs who aren’t in Europe as much or on the fringes to benefit from Uefa’s regulations.

“It frees them up to spend if they want to, linked to any new investment coming in and they’d probably be OK against Uefa’s regulations for a while.

“They are in a strong position, irrespective of investment in.”

In other news, Liverpool have been backed to complete a striker signing after a Roberto Firmino reveal.