Liverpool set for major cash influx as brains behind Moneyball aim to buy 25 per cent stake in Reds owners FSG

LIVERPOOL could be set for hefty fresh investment, with Moneyball mogul Billy Beane hoping to buy a stake in Reds chiefs FSG.

The Anfield side have been owned by John W. Henry-led Fenway Sports Group since October 2010.

In that period, they have gone from floundering in mid-table under Roy Hodgson, to champions of Europe and then England in a glittering spell under Jurgen Klopp.

But according to the Wall Street Journal, things could be about to change in the Anfield boardroom.

Beane, 58, is understood to have teamed up with sports banker Gary Cardinale in the hope of investing in a team together.

The Moneyball executive is vice president of the MLB's Oakland Athletics.

But it seems he wants to get involved with the Premier League champions.

WSJ claim that Beane and Cardinale have raised £434million between them to invest.

And the pair are understood to be in talks with Henry and Co over purchasing a 25 per cent stake in FSG – who also own the Boston Red Sox.

Beane wouldn't be the only big-name American investor in Liverpool, however.

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, 35, bought a two per cent stake in the Reds back in 2011 for £4.8m.

And it proved to be a shrewd move, as in 2018 it was revealed that his stake had skyrocketed in value to £25m.

Asked by a fan during an Instagram Q&A who his favourite footballers are earlier this year, he said: "Favourite soccer players… I got a few.

"First of all, every player on Liverpool. Straight up. Every player on Liverpool."

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