Liverpool takeover news as $5bn Saudi-Qatar consortium claim made amid FSG decision
Liverpool takeover latest amid speculation a Saudi Arabia-Qatar partnership could buy the club.
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The Reds have been put up for sale by Fenway Sports Group (FSG), who have owned the club since 2010.
Numerous parties have been linked with a takeover of FSG, who are said to be favouring a partial rather than complete sale.
The Daily Mail reported that the American group have held talks with two Middle East-based consortiums. They are said to be private companies rather than state-owned.
And ex- Saudi international Al-Owairan claimed on Egyptian TV channel Al-Mehwar channel - cited by Jordan-based outlet Albawaba - that a Saudi-Qatari partnership has designs on purchasing Liverpool.
However, Al Owairwan - who scored a famous goal against Belgium at the 1994 World Cup - did not give any further details.
A price tag of $5 billion (£4.07 billion) has been mooted by Albawaba.