Several Liverpool stars posted a joint statement on Tuesday evening, formally voicing opposition to the Super League.
The Super League, right now, feels dead in the water. Chelsea and Manchester City are out, Ed Woodward has lost his job, and the backlash continues.
Liverpool, though, remain silent. Or rather, those who pushed this through remain silent.
FSG still haven’t said a word, nor has anyone with links to them. Instead, it has sat on Kenny Dalglish, Jurgen Klopp and the players to comment.
All are against the idea.
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And if anyone has any doubt about that last one, several Liverpool players issued a joint statement against the Super League.
“We don’t like it and we don’t want it to happen,” it said. “This is our collective position.
“Our commitment to this football club and its supporters is aboslute and unconditional.”
Certainly no uncertain terms there.
FSG, however, remain silent. Not a word. It’s cowardly as those at the face of the club are forced to handle a situation they didn’t make and don’t want.
The owners didn’t even attach quotes to the initial announcement, instead leaving that to Manchester United owner Joel Glazer.
To say ‘that’s a bad look’ is an understatement. Again, it’s cowardice.
We’re not sure where things will go from here – no one is. We’re still waiting on Liverpool to bow out from the competition. We assume that’s coming but, really, we have no idea what they’re planning.
They’ve shown themselves to be liars and cheats, so who really knows what’s happening? Perhaps they’ll hang on to what they’ve got, hoping it can still somehow work and bring them the extra millions they crave.
That’s the worry, certainly.
But it will be a struggle to do so, thanks to the players voicing their opposition like this. It’s not an easy thing to do at all and they deserve the praise coming their way.