New reports surfacing that a Middle East consortium is looming to buy into the club and FSG have valued us at $1bn Article: £1BILLION price tag on club as leading financier begins takeover talks The Reds are wanted by top investor Amanda Staveley, who watched the 1-1 draw at Newcastle from the stands last week BY JOHN RICHARDSON 22:30, 7 OCT 2017UPDATED23:21, 7 OCT 2017 Liverpool’s American owners have slapped a stunning £1billion price tag on the club after preliminary buy-out talks. Sunday Mirror Sport can reveal that leading financier Amanda Staveley, who has strong links to billionaires in the Middle East, made initial soundings about the club’s availability on Sunday. Staveley, who runs PCP Capital Partners, a fund with global assets of more than £28billion. She was at the 1-1 draw between Newcastle and Liverpool on a fact-finding mission - and has made previous attempts to acquire the Mersey giants. Amanda Staveley watched on from the stands last weekend(Image: Newcastle Chronicle) Liverpool could be sold in the near future(Image: Getty Images Europe) The 44-year-old was involved with Dubai investors in takeover attempts in 2007 which were ultimately aborted, and last year her firm made a joint offer for a share of the club with Chinese company Everbright Limited – but it was rejected by the Reds’ current owners, the Fenway Sports Group. John Henry could sell Liverpool if the price is right(Image: James Maloney/Liverpool Echo) Staveley was instrumental in Sheikh Mansour’s purchase of Manchester City in 2008 and knows that Liverpool is on the radar of the Middle East billionaires anxious to invest in a leading English club. But Fenway, who bought the club seven years ago for £300m, are looking for a major return on their investment and will only sell for the right price. There have been plenty of rumoured buyouts in the past but most have been pure speculation. That said I always felt selling the club on for a massive profit was the end game for FSG and that they never really intended to fund the club to the point of making us a force again. How would people feel about a Middle East takeover, have we reached the point where if you can't beat em join an, or is there still hope that we can do it the 'right way' and get back to the top without the financial doping of a billionaire investment?