Ricketts family consider bidding for Liverpool takeover

The Ricketts family are being linked with a takeover of Liverpool.

The Times says the sole owners of the Chicago Cubs, have expressed interest in buying Liverpool FC from Fenway Sports Group, an insider has claimed, as the bidding war for the Reds mainly consists of American investors.

US-based investment banks, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, are assisting with the sale after it was revealed that the collapse of the proposal for a European Super League and the $5billion sale of Chelsea to Todd Boehly were part of the reasons for FSG’s new stance to listen to offers, though the consortium could still stay in charge of the club as any potential deals remain at an exploratory stage.

Similar to the four US frontrunners who were interested in buying the Blues from Roman Abramovich before it was eventually sold to Clearlake Capital in May, there is ‘strong American interest’ in the Reds.

Among the suitors are the Rickets family, who were also in contention to buy Chelsea and sought ownership of Tottenham Hotspur.