London - Fenway Sports Group, owners of Liverpool, says that the Premier League club is not for sale but remain open to minority investment.
According to the Daily Mail website, a relative of Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour was exploring a takeover in the last year that valued the Reds at £2 billion pounds.
Sheik Khaled Bin Zayed Al Nehayan approached Liverpool's owners over the course of several months in 2017 and in early 2018.
However, the pursuit of Liverpool did not progress.
The 18-time English champions were bought in 2010 by the Fenway Sports Group, which also owns the Boston Red Sox.
"FSG have been clear and consistent: the club is not for sale," read a statement released by the club.
"But what the ownership has said, again clearly and consistently, is that under the right terms and conditions we would consider taking on a minority investor, if such a partnership was to further our commercial interests in specific market places and in line with the continued development and growth of the club and the team.'
Liverpool reached their UEFA Champions League final in 11 years in May but lost to La Liga giants Real Madrid.
During the off-season the club was the Premier League's biggest spender ahead with a net transfer outlay of around $200 million.
Meanwhile, Liverpool have started their season off to emphatic start with victories over West Ham United (4-0) and Crystal Palace (2-0).
The Merseyside Reds welcome Brighton, who claimed a famous win against Manchester United, to Anfield on Saturday, August 25.
Kick-off is at 18:30 (SA time).