Former Hearts owner Vladimir Romanov admits he could've bought Liverpool for £200m.
Romanov, speaking to Sport-Express from his own submarine, also revealed he was ready to sell Steven Gerrard to fund the deal.
He recalled: "We played Liverpool when I was at Kaunas and we were a goal up. I agreed a deal with David Moores, who was their chairman, to buy them for £200 million.
"At the time, my budget at Hearts was tiny as I said, but we even drew up a preliminary contract. Unfortunately my financial partner Oleg Deripaska wouldn't agree to releasing the funds for it.
"They ended up selling Liverpool for £600 million to the Americans. It's the biggest regret in my business life."