‘I WOULD LIKE IT!’: Manchester United fan Conor McGregor claims he ‘asked for information’ about BUYING Liverpool after Fenway Sports Group put Anfield club up for sale for £4bn
UFC star Conor McGregor has suggested he could be Liverpool’s next owner days after Fenway Sports Group put the club up for sale, via a social media post.
The Irishman has not been active in the Octagon since his devastating loss to Dustin Poirier in July 2021 and it appears this is due to his perusal of other business ventures.
With FSG looking to sell the Premier League outfit, McGregor – who is a fan of Manchester United – threw his name into the mix as a potential successor to the owners at Anfield.
Conor McGregor said he ‘would love’ to buy Liverpool after their owners put the club up for sale
Liverpool was put up for sale by FSG on Monday and a large number of potential buyers are interested
When asked by fans if he would be interested in buying the Merseyside club, McGregor wrote: ‘I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE IT! I requested my information on this, yes. As soon as I heard. What a turn of events! What a club!’.
His statement comes as somewhat of a surprise, given his affiliation with Manchester United, which has been talked about in the past.
During a FIFA Q&A in 2019, he said: “I was more of a player than a spectator then, but Manchester United was my team.
Recently I came across an old photo of myself wearing that infamous gray United jersey, which I shared with my [First Holy] Communion money at the age of eight. I see my son when I look at that picture. I would like to know where it is now. A real ‘Notorious’ football shirt!’
McGregor is a Manchester United fan and has been very vocal in his support for the Red Devils
The UFC legend joins a list of other potential buyers that have sprung up since the news that FSG was looking for new owners.
The front-runner had been Britain’s richest man – Sir Jim Ratcliffe – although he announced he is not interested in trying to buy Liverpool and has instead set his sights on improving the fortunes of Ligue 1 outfit Nice.
“Our position has evolved since the summer and we are now focusing our efforts in Nice and raising our ambitions for the club to make them a top club in France to compete with PSG,” a Ratcliffe spokesman told The Telegraph.
“This would be a much better value for our investment than buying one of the best Premier League clubs.”
Sir Jim Ratcliffe has barred himself from buying Liverpool or Manchester United