By Kieran Maguire

18th Nov, 2022 | 7:29am

Kieran Maguire: 'We've reached peak Liverpool' amid new takeover update from India

Mukesh Ambani is mistaken if he thinks he can buy Liverpool in order to flip the club for a profit in the near future.

That is the view of finance guru Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the latest takeover developments behind the scenes at Anfield.

Fenway Sports Group officially placed the Merseysiders up for sale earlier this month and The Mirror (via Sport Business on Monday 14 November) reported that Ambani is interested in a deal.

The businessman already has several blue-chip sporting assets in his investment portfolio and is worth almost £90billion, making him one of India’s richest men.

Most analysts suggest that a deal for Liverpool would cost between £3bn and £4bn.

FSG paid £300m for the club in 2010, meaning they will achieve an astonishing markup if a takeover goes through at the mooted price,

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But Maguire doubts that Ambani would be able to achieve anywhere near the same level of profit further down the line if he is ultimately successful in his bid to buy the Reds.

“His interest in Liverpool is indicative of the global appeal of the club,” he told Football Insider’s Adam Williams.

“But I think he would find it difficult to complete a quick in and out in terms of buying the club in order to sell for profit.

“That is because, to a certain extent, we have reached peak valuation for Liverpool.

“Avenues for growth in the form of taking over the domestic and European league via Super League and Project Big Picture are no longer there.

“Therefore, whoever does take over Liverpool will have to think outside of the box in respect of trying to grow the band further in what is becoming an increasingly competitive Premier League.”

In other news, Curtis Jones in advanced talks over Liverpool deal.