Former Liverpool midfielder David Thompson says the Reds will receive an £800m investment from a Chinese consortium "very soon".

Liverpool have been linked with being the subject of an investment offer from a Chinese group, though earlier today it was played down with a claim that no negotiations were active.

But Thompson believes that the Reds are set to receive the investment and says the club is valued at £1.7 billion in the current market, meaning the investment will not be for a majority shareholding.

The former Reds midfielder wrote on Twitter: "LFC to receive £800m investment from Chinese consortium very soon, this will take LFC to the next level, crucial timing."

And Thompson added: "It's not for a majority shareholding, so this shows you how much the club is valued in today's market, nearly £1.7 billion."


Despite being keen to push for a spot in the top four under Jurgen Klopp this season, Liverpool have watched the money this summer.

Indeed, while the Reds have spent around £60m on new players, they have received over £70m in sales, meaning a profit on their transfer business so far in the current window.

Klopp's men went down to a 2-0 defeat away to newly promoted Burnley on Saturday in a sign of how much work there still is for the German tactician to do.