Liverpool takeover news as $5bn Saudi-Qatar consortium claim made amid FSG decision

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Liverpool takeover latest amid speculation a Saudi Arabia-Qatar partnership could buy the club.

Former Suadi Arabia forward Saeed Al-Owairan has claimed that a Saudi-Qatari consortium are 'planning' to buy Liverpool.

The Reds have been put up for sale by Fenway Sports Group (FSG), who have owned the club since 2010.

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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.

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