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Report; Kieran Maguire issues ‘superb’ Liverpool verdict after £1.1bn takeover development

Liverpool will not be impacted by RedBird Capital Partners prospective takeover of AC Milan.

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That is according to football finance expert Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the the US private equity firm’s business interests in Italy.

According to Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via the Liverpool Echo (9 August), RedBird Capital Partners could close a takeover of AC Milan by the end of this month.

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It comes after RedBird Capital reached an agreement to acquire the Serie A champions for a fee of £1.1billion.

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The New York-based firm has an 11 per cent stake in Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group.

FSG completed their takeover of Liverpool in 2007.

When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs if the takeover could have an impact on the Reds, Maguire said: “I don’t think so.

“RedBird do not want direct ownership in respect to Liverpool. That would cause a conflict of interest if the two clubs were to meet in say the group stages of the Champions League.

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“RedBird want to run AC Milan independently.

“They do have some involvement with FSG.

“FSG have delivered superbly for Liverpool in terms of trophies. They have recruited the right people for the right positions.

“You cannot say that in respect to all American owners when it comes to the Premier League.”

Liverpool welcome Crystal Palace to Anfield on Monday night.

Jurgen Klopp’s side drew 2-2 with Fulham on the opening weekend of the season.

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