The backlash has started. This week Liverpool announced that they were forming a Super League with 11 other elite European sides. The move has been met with widespread condemnation. Liverpool fans have put a banner protesting the Super League up outside Anfield.
Super League formation
The news that Liverpool have agreed to join a Super League has rocked the world of football.
The decision by 12 of Europe’s elite clubs to breakaway from UEFA has shocked supporters far and wide.
The new Super League is planning to start as soon as practical with a total of 15 founder teams, plus a further five who will qualify based on domestic achievements.
The format would see two leagues of 10 with the top three from each league qualifying for the quarter finals. Fourth and fifth placed sides would then compete in a play off for the remaining quarter final spots.
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Liverpool fans on Super League
The Super League has been slammed far and wide.
Nobody wants it apart from the billionaires in charge of the football clubs.
It is being seen as a greedy, selfish move which could decimate domestic football.
The very core of our game is under threat from this new breakaway league.
Liverpool fans are by and large embarrassed by the club joining the Super League.
This afternoon Kopites attached banners to the railings at Anfield expressing their distaste for the scheme.
One banner reads ‘LFC fans against Super League’ and the other spells out ‘RIP LFC 1892-2021’.
Twitter reacts to banner
Liverpool supporters and fans of other clubs have expressed support for the banner.