Reports have been surfacing since last week that Saudi Prince Faisal bin Fahd bin Abdullah al-Saud is set to purchase a 50% stake in Liverpool for between 200 to 350million pounds. Now there has been no official news yet from Liverpool about this deal but apparently the Prince has told Saudi newspapers that the deal is almost complete. The only thing we can be sure of is that the Prince was at Anfield on Saturday to watch our 6-1 win over Hull.
Now, let’s say that this deal is true and it does happen, the Prince will own 50% of the club and Hicks will own 25% and Gillett 25%. So we will have THREE people ‘running’ the club. Having just Hicks and Gillett was bad enough but now who knows what the Saudi Prince will want to do to the club? I just hope that the Prince will come in with a lot of cash to take us out of the financial problems we are facing. It would be nice to be able to purchase one or two top class players with the cash.
What I do hope for is that the Prince gets his 50% stake and then has a plan to take total control of the club in the next couple of months. I would rather have one owner than three. I can just imagine the board room fights that could happen with three owners!