Liverpool could be sold for £2bn amid takeover news from Italy - Maguire

By Kieran Maguire

8th May, 2022 | 7:08am

Kieran Maguire: FSG 'could sell Liverpool for £2bn' amid takeover news from Italy

RedBird Capital’s bid to take over AC Milan is likely inspired by FSG’s success with Liverpool.

That is the view of finance guru Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the New York-based private investment firm.

RedBird bought a 10 per cent stake in Liverpool ownership group FSG for £533million in April last year.

And they are now interested in acquiring Italian giants Milan, according to a report from Sky News on Thursday (5 April).

It is claimed that RedBird have made contact with current owners Eliott Management about a possible £840million buyout.

FSG meanwhile are hopeful that Liverpool, their prize asset, can complete an unprecedented quadruple this season.

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And Maguire claims that the Boston investors could now flip the club for more than double the mooted value of RedBird’s Milan takeover.

“Milan and Liverpool are two legacy clubs with amazing histories,” he told Football Insider‘s Adam Williams.

“I suspect that Red Bird have seen the success that FSG have had with Liverpool.

“They bought the club for £300m and they could sell it now for easily £2billion-plus. They think there is the opportunity to do similar with Milan.

“I think their main priority would be Milan. As a minority shareholder, their ability to dictate policy at Liverpool is muted.”

Liverpool’s quadruple hopes suffered a blow on Saturday (7 May) as they dropped to points against Tottenham.

They are next in action against Aston Villa next Tuesday (10 May).

In other news, Liverpool tipped for “superstar” signing after £80m-a-year deal talks update.