Gillett revealed to the Daily Mail: "We are discovering the fan base of Liverpool is much more global than we realised. Probably the second biggest in the world.

"We are not sure if the Premiership plays collectively that well. On the other hand, the four top clubs definitely do. We are trying to sort that out. I don't know that we know the answer yet. But we see China, India, some of the emerging nations that are doing well economically, as amazing opportunities."