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Businessman Jim McColl Claims Liverpool Owners FSG Have Made an Approach to Invest in Rangers

Businessman Jim McColl Claims Liverpool Owners FSG Have Made an Approach to Invest in Rangers

Scottish businessman and lifelong Rangers supporter Jim McColl has claimed Fenway Sports Group made a recent approach over potentially investing in the Ibrox club.

McColl is a Gers shareholder, and was part of a consortium which tried to buy the club from liquidators BDO back in 2012, while he also donated 10,000 shares to supporters group Rangers First in 2015 in a bid to remove the former hierarchy.

And now he’s made the intriguing claim that Liverpool’s owners have been interested in dipping their toes into Scottish football, with both clubs forming close ties since Steven Gerrard’s appointment as Rangers manager in 2018.

Speaking via the Liverpool Echo, McColl was quoted as saying: “At no time in my mind was I going to buy it [Rangers].

“Although, I might think differently now because I was learning about this technique that was used in Moneyball.

“That is what’s happening in Liverpool. It is the same technique they’re using. You see them 22 points ahead of everybody else (Now 25 points) using this technique. So that’s a thought.

“In fact, we were approached recently to see if we were interested in looking at it again. The people who have invested in Liverpool would be interested in looking at it with us and applying the same techniques.

“Not that I’ll ever do it, but it’s nice to think about them being 22 points ahead of Celtic.”

Since arriving at Liverpool almost a decade ago, Henry and FSG have ploughed hundreds of millions into the Anfield side, and are starting to see serious payback on the pitch following last season’s Champions League triumph.

Surely, if they invested in Rangers it could only be a good thing for them, no?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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