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JUST IN: New favourite group emerges to buy Liverpool even much richer than Man City owners



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JUST IN: New favourite group emerges to buy Liverpool even much richer than Man City owners

A new group that is by far wealthier than the owners of Manchester City has emerged as the favorite to purchase Liverpool.

The Athletic claimed on Monday that the club had been put up for sale by Liverpool’s owners, Fenway Sports Group (FSG) and that a thorough presentation had been made for prospective bidders.

In response, FSG released a statement claiming it “remains fully committed to the success of Liverpool, both on and off the pitch”.

The statement read: “There have been a number of recent changes of ownership and rumours of changes in ownership at EPL clubs and inevitably we are asked regularly about Fenway Sports Group’s ownership in Liverpool.

“FSG has frequently received expressions of interest from third parties seeking to become shareholders in Liverpool. FSG has said before that under the right terms and conditions we would consider new shareholders if it was in the best interests of Liverpool as a club.

“FSG remains fully committed to the success of Liverpool, both on and off the pitch.”

Liverpool’s principal owner John W. Henry,

Liverpool’s principal owner John W. Henry. (Getty Images)

Both RedBird, an investment firm that already holds a 10% ownership in Liverpool, and an oil-rich Middle Eastern investor have been mentioned as prospective future owners. However, a brand-new person has been named as a potential buyer.

The Daily Star has claimed that Stephen Pagliuca and his investment firm Bain Capital are the new frontrunners to purchase the Reds.

They are estimated to be worth a staggering £119 billion together. Sheikh Mansour, the owner of Manchester City, is estimated to be worth £17 billion.

With a reputed net worth of £320 billion, Newcastle’s PIF owners naturally outshine them all.

However, Pagliuca would significantly increase Liverpool’s fortune, and due to the club’s stature, they would have more flexibility with FFP rules than their Toon competitors.

According to the Star, FSG is most willing to sell Pagliuca a controlling position given that the present owner, John W Henry, is familiar with the private equity investor.

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Liverpool board ‘make final decision’ on sacking Jurgen Klopp with three reasons after wolves defeat



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Liverpool board ‘make final decision’ on sacking Jurgen Klopp with three reasons after wolves defeat

Due to a recent slump in performance, Jurgen Klopp’s future at Liverpool has been under heavy criticism.

Under-fire According to sources, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has received the board’s support after the Reds’ chances of finishing in the top four were left hanging by a thread following their most recent humiliation.

Following their 3-0 loss to Wolves on Saturday at Molineux, the Merseyside team has dropped to 10th position in the Premier League standings, 11 points behind fourth-place Newcastle.


Darwin Nunez

Darwin Nunez is set to return from injury (Getty Images)

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An own goal from Joel Matip handed Wolves the lead before Craig Dawson fired home inside 12 minutes, with Klopp later fuming about his side’s performance in the opening minutes of the game.

And despite making an improvement throughout the half, chances missed by Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah cost them dearly as Ruben Neves sealed in the points in the second half.

Klopp has faced questions over his future in recent weeks after watching his side slump to three consecutive away defeats by an aggregate scoreline of 9-1.

Liverpool are still without a league victory in 2023 after their latest defeat, which was described as ‘shambolic’ by club hero Jamie Carragher.

Wolves fans taunted the German with chants of “you’re getting sacked in the morning”, having seen their own manager Bruno Lage axed earlier in the season.

And it has been suggested that after seven years of success under Klopp, a similar change of management might be required to reinvigorate the struggling squad.

But according to The Athletic, there is ‘no chance’ of Klopp being sacked by the Liverpool board.

Instead, he is said to retain the ‘full backing’ of the club’s Fenway Sports Group ownership and his past successes, such as winning the Premier League in the 2019-20 season and Champions League in 2018-19, remain fresh in their minds when considering his future.

The 55-year-old has been at the club since October 2015 and boasts a 60 per cent win rate, making him the most successful boss in Liverpool’s history, with Kenny Dalglish achieving a similar rate to put the pair above club legends such as Bill Shankly and Ian Paisley.

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‘Not right’ – Mohamed Salah sent Liverpool message as new contract claim dismissed



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‘Not right’ – Mohamed Salah sent Liverpool message as new contract claim dismissed

Jurgen Klopp, the manager of Liverpool, has urged Mohamed Salah to “let it flow” as the striker approaches a historic performance.

Mohamed Salah, a striker for Liverpool who has been through a brief goal drought, is approaching a historic afternoon, and Jurgen Klopp has advised him to “let it flow.”

After scoring 125 goals in the Premier League, Salah is expected to make his 200th league appearance for the Reds against Wolverhampton Wanderers today. He will be attempting to tie the club record for goals scored during that time.

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Mohammed Salah(Getty images)

After 200 appearances, the Egyptian has two more goals than Roger Hunt and three more than Ian Rush, and he only needs one more to match Gordon Hodgson’s total.

While Salah – who signed a lucrative new contract in the summer – has 17 goals this season, he has netted just once in his last seven outings and was guilty of a poor miss in last weekend’s FA Cup fourth round defeat at Brighton and Hove Albion.

But Klopp has defended the 30-year-old and is confident the forward will soon be back on the scoresheet.

“Attitude is not Mo’s problem,” said the Reds boss. “He is a world-class athlete. He is the first in and last out and works hard.

“Now he is not scoring but I think there are people out there who say ‘why did they give Klopp a new contract?’. This is the world we live and it is completely fine.

“When we don’t deliver in moments there is criticism. You can question character, knowledge, ability, everything.

“But you cannot score the goals Mo has scored if you are not an outstanding, world class footballer. Even then you can’t do that constantly.

“He needs to just let it flow. There are moments when he would have scored last year. The Brighton game, 100% it is goal and now not. You think that is something to do with the new contract? That is just not right.”

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Liverpool add 3 players to Champions League squad as summer signings removed ahead of Real Madrid clash



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Liverpool add 3 players to Champions League squad as summer signings removed ahead of Real Madrid clash

The Reds have omitted summer loan signing Arthur from their revised Champions League squad as Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side ready themselves for the knockout rounds

As Liverpool prepares for the final stages of the most prestigious tournament in European club football, Jurgen Klopp has made three significant changes to his Champions League team.

The Reds were needed to submit an updated list of players they would be able to call upon for the remainder of the competition after securing their spot in the tournament’s final 16.

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Klopp has taken advantage of the chance to add three new players while leaving out the names of another three.

The trio of January acquisition Cody Gakpo, the frequently injured Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Naby Keita will be looking to make an impression against Europe’s top.

That trio takes the place of injured summer loan signing Arthur, youngster Calvin Ramsay and emerging star Stefan Bajcetic.

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Bajcetic is now regarded by the Reds as an academy player under UEFA regulations as he has been a member of the team for at least two years. As a result, the young Spaniard will be listed on List B.

Luis Diaz, who hasn’t been seen since early October as a result of a knee injury incurred during the 3-2 league loss to Arsenal, is another important acquisition. The Colombian is anticipated to play for Klopp’s team at some point in the near future because he is still on the Champions League roster.

Along with fellow attackers Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino, Diaz is not the only Liverpool player to have recently experienced a season-ending injury.

Ahead of the Reds’ trip to Wolves on Saturday afternoon, Klopp issued a fitness update where he addressed how the aforementioned trio are getting on in their varying stages of recovery.

“Generally it’s looking better,” the Liverpool manager claimed. “The boys are training, Diogo Jota had a full session with the team this week but then the next day had again a rehab session, not because of the session the day before, it was just part of the plan. I think he will be back in normal training next week.

“Bobby [Firmino] is getting closer obviously, very good. Luis [Diaz] is running now, it will take a few weeks still but he is now out on the pitch as well running, which is really good.”

The Reds will surely be out for revenge following their 1-0 defeat by Los Blancos in Paris last May that robbed Liverpool from lifting what would have been their seventh Champions League title.

Liverpool’s updated Champions League squad:Alisson, Kelleher, Adrian, Van Dijk, Konate, Matip, Gomez, Phillips, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Tsimikas, Thiago, Fabinho, Henderson, Keita, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Salah, Diaz, Nunez, Gakpo, Jota, Firmino, Carvalho.

Notable List B players: Davies, Williams, Bajcetic, Jones, Elliott.

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(VIDEO) Man United star Mason Greenwood set free from prison after all charges against him dropped



(VIDEO) Man United star Mason Greenwood set free from prison after all charges against him dropped 7 Sportelo

(VIDEO) Man United star Mason Greenwood set free from prison after all charges against him dropped

Mason Greenwood has been suspended by Manchester United since the allegations surfaced in January of last year.

As a result of fresh evidence and key witness withdrawals, according to the prosecution, Mason Greenwood will no longer be tried for an alleged attempted rape and assault against a lady.

Since the allegations were made public in January 2022, the 21-year-old had been suspended by Manchester United. After that, he was accused of one count of attempted rape, one of assault, and several counts of acting in a controlling and coercive manner. His trial was scheduled to begin in November of this year.

Greenwood had been detained again in October for violating the terms of his bail.

However, the Crown Prosecution Service stated yesterday afternoon that “there was no longer a realistic prospect of conviction” due to “the withdrawal of key witnesses and new material that came to light.”

The CPS added: “In these circumstances, we are under a duty to stop the case. We have explained our decision to all parties. We would always encourage any potential victims to come forward and report to police and we will prosecute wherever our legal test is met.

United has not yet responded to the news. He is still bound to Old Trafford until the summer of 2025 and is reportedly still being paid his weekly salary of £75,000.

Mason Greenwood

Mason Greenwood was suspended by Manchester United in January 2022. (Getty Images)

Several of Greenwood’s sponsors, including Nike, ended their contracts with the England international striker after his initial arrest. Additionally, he was dropped from the Football Manager and FIFA video games.

United stopped selling all merchandise with his name and face on it and a number of team-mates unfollowed him on social media.

In a separate statement, Chief Superintendent Michaela Kerr, Greater Manchester Police’s head of public protection, said: “The investigation team has remained in regular contact with the legal team, providing any updates of note, and so understand the rationale for the discontinuation of proceedings at this stage, and that this decision has not been taken lightly.

“Despite the media and public’s interest in this case, we have decided not to comment on it in any further detail.

“I would, however, like to use this opportunity to reiterate GMP’s commitment to investigating allegations of violence against women and girls and supporting those affected, regardless of their circumstances, throughout what can be a hard and upsetting time for them.

“An ever increasing number of officers are receiving specialist training and the force is more consistently utilising tools, available via the criminal justice system, to keep people safe and care for victims.

“If you feel you are or might be a victim, please don’t let this case put you off asking for help.”

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The country’s leading bookmaker shares the results and successes



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The country’s leading bookmaker shares the results and successes 

At the beginning of the year, 1xBet shared the results of 2022, which became one of the most successful years in the brand’s history. 

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In 2022, the betting brand became the title sponsor of Akwa United FC – the 2021 Nigeria Professional Football League сhampion. 

1xBet is also a partner of many internationally renowned sports brands. One of the most notable achievements has been sponsoring world-famous football clubs, including Paris Saint-Germain and LOSC Lille of the French Ligue 1.

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The bookmaker is constantly looking for ways to improve and deliver a fantastic experience to players from Nigeria. Supporting your favorites through the company gives you all the needed tools and puts you in contact with a like-minded community so that you could win more.

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More global recognition

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