Investment talks and speculation have dominated the headlines this week, with fans worrying that potential investors from abroad could spoil the club’s heritage or ‘take the club away from the fans’ – but news breaking today will please fans more than they could ever have imagined.
Striker Robbie Fowler, known by fans as ‘God’, is said to be one of the men looking to invest in the club and therefore keep Liverpool FC very much still a family club.
Fowler, one of Europe’s richest footballers and recently named in the Sunday Times’ Rich List with an estimated wealth of over Â£30m, has invested heavily into the property market since his career began back in the nineties, and has recently had a windfall after teaming up with Liverpool FC shareholder Steve Morgan to create a new company ‘Pirla Construction’.
Fowler and Morgan have the funds – and no doubt the backing from many fans – and are reported to have put together a very significant offer, which will include their new company building the proposed new stadium on Stanley Park.
Morgan has previously failed in takeover bids for the club, but with Robbie on side he feels he will now be able to win over the board and fans and therefore gain control.
Speculation about potential investors have been rife around Merseyside and earlier in the week it was rumoured Fowler, along with former Red and friend Steve McManaman were looking to invest in the club. McManaman, though, decided against the idea to concentrate on his love of horse racing, and after discovering this Morgan contacted Fowler with the proposition, which Robbie said to be “over the moon” about.
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