British financier Amanda Staveley has entered takeover talks with Liverpool.
Staveley, who has strong links to billionaires in the Middle East, made initial soundings about the club's availability on Sunday.
Staveley, who runs PCP Capital Partners, a fund with global assets of more than £28 billion.
She was at the 1-1 draw between Newcastle and Liverpool on a fact-finding mission - and has made previous attempts to acquire the Mersey giants.
The 44-year-old was involved with Dubai investors in takeover attempts in 2007 which were ultimately aborted, and last year her firm made a joint offer for a share of the club with Chinese company Everbright Limited – but it was rejected by the Reds' current owners, the Fenway Sports Group.