One of Liverpool FC’s prominent and highly influential personalities, and Football Association National Game Board member, Abu Nasir has been involved with parties bidding for the Anfield club takeover

The owners of Liverpool FC The Fenway Sports Group (FSG) revealed they are open to offers for the club which stunned the football world this week.

Asian Express can exclusively reveal that the club were approached over the weekend believed to be from a US based investment group.

Sources close to the club and within the corridors of football have confirmed the person involved in leading the group is football executive Abu Nasir who’s is a lifelong Liverpool Fan and season ticket holder has been involved with the club in various capacities throughout the past few decades.

We understand Nasir was approached last week by the group to be involved in a bid for the Reds.

Sources disclose that Nasir had been preparing a bid and seeking investment for the club since 2018 negotiating a minority stake and was waiting for the right moment.

Abu Nasir pictured Liverpool FC’s current owners John W Henry and Tom Werner after FSG’s takeover 12 years ago as the Supporters Board representative

Asian Express understands there are three other potential investors which includes a Saudi based billionaire and a member of the Qatari royal family willing to offer an equity stake and full autonomy to Abu Nasir to run Liverpool FC should they succeed in the acquisition.

Nasir has gained significant respect and credibility during his work with billionaire investors over the years and is viewed as an individual with integrity and has the confidence and trust of investors.

It is believed the investment group have allocated an initial £1bn transfer budget plus additional funds to overtake the likes of Liverpool’s rivals Manchester City both on and off the pitch. He attempted a supporter’s takeover behind the scenes prior to FSG’s takeover and is understood to want a Board position for a supporter representative with full voting rights should any takeover deal materialise.

It is however understood the prospective buyers would not want to be involved in an auction and not pay anything above the valuation.

Nasir currently runs a boutique sports consultancy and sits on several Boards including the Football Association National Game Board.

In a statement FSG said: “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.”

Abu Nasir was approached for comment but politely declined stating commercial sensitivity and legal restrictions.