Koukash Looks At New Club Venture In Liverpool

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7 February 2019

Former Salford owner Marwan Koukash is leading a bid to establish a new rugby league club in Liverpool it was widely reported last week.

The millionaire racehorse owner, who relinquished control of the Red Devils just over 12 months ago, is keen to get involved in the game once more and, after dropping his interest in launching a new club in Cumbria and pulling out of a bid to take over Widnes, has switched his focus to Liverpool.

In partnership with two other local businessmen, Luke Backhouse and Andrew Mikhail, Koukash has identified a site for a new stadium and wants to build a club from scratch, although he has not ruled out buying out an existing club and re-locating it to Merseyside.

The consortium is looking at following the example of Toronto by entering the competition at League 1 level, in either 2021 or 2022, and hope to launch the project at the Magic Weekend, which is being held for the first time at Anfield in May.

"I've looked at a number of clubs to invest in and get involved because I love rugby league," Koukash told Press Association Sport. "Rugby league is in my blood, as it is in the blood of Andrew and Luke.

"The three of us are fairly comfortable financially and we have invested heavily in rugby league in the past in the form of sponsorship or ownership etc.

"We are in discussions with the council and we've got options on

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