A number of Liverpool figures have this evening spoken out against the planned European Super League.
Liverpool figures speak out against ESL
The Super League was announced on Sunday evening, with Liverpool, along with five other Premier League sides, named as founding members.
However, after high-profile individuals across the football landscape spoke out against the competition, it now appears as though the ESL is on the verge of collapse.
Chelsea and Manchester City have already moved to end their involvement with the initiative, with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson having urged the remaining English sides involved to follow in the two clubs’ footsteps:
The decision by Chelsea and Manchester City is â if confirmed â absolutely the right one and I commend them for it.
I hope the other clubs involved in the European Super League will follow their lead.
â Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) April 20, 2021
As of writing, it is yet to be confirmed whether Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester United or Liverpool will indeed end their involvement with the ESL.
It has now been made crystal clear by the latter’s players, though, that they are very much opposed to the plans.
Jordan Henderson, captain of Liverpool, released a joint statement on the part of Liverpool’s players, confirming their opposition to the league, with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Neco Williams having since also passed on the message:
â Trent Alexander-Arnold (@TrentAA) April 20, 2021
â Jordan Henderson (@JHenderson) April 20, 2021
â Neco Williams (@necowilliams01) April 20, 2021
Liverpool legend and non-executive director Sir Kenny Dalglish has too urged his club to âdo the right thingâ:
The last few days have been difficult for everyone who loves Liverpool Football Club and I really hope we do the right thing.
â Sir Kenny Dalglish (😷 & 💉) (@kennethdalglish) April 20, 2021
This article was edited by Conor Laird.
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