Why the Premier League's Super League fine won't affect Liverpool

The Premier League will dish out their fine for each club involved in the Super League plans soon. It’s one that shouldn’t cost Liverpool anything, however.

The Daily Mail reports that the Premier League will soon hand out their fine to each club involved in the Super League plans. That includes Liverpool, of course.

There’s yet to be an agreement on the punishment, though. The six guilty clubs – Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur – want it to be a fine in line with UEFA’s.

That was around £1.5m. Those clubs believe this should be similar, while they also think the money should go to ‘good causes’ rather than other Premier League clubs.

Unsurprisingly, ‘other Premier League clubs’ don’t agree with that. The report names both West Ham United and Wolves as two who have voiced opposition to that plan.

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In fact, the Mail quote a source as saying it’s been a ‘fraught process’ that was ‘in danger of collapse’. Things appear back on course now, though – not that we’re sure where that course leads.

The only certainty appears to be that there’s a punishment incoming. It’s important to note that this shouldn’t affect Liverpool, however.

Premier League to set Super League fine

The Spirit of Shankly supporters’ union have done some fantastic work in wake of the Super League. They’ve moved to hold FSG and the club’s ownership responsible for all of this, rather than Liverpool FC.

They sourced opinions from fans and held meetings with the club, resulting in agreements on how to move forward. One outcome was to set up a supporters’ board – which we detailed here.

But they also reached another key agreement on May 20th.

‘FSG will meet any costs as a result of the European Super League, not LFC.’

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That means that any fine the Premier League hand down will fall on the owners and not Liverpool. It won’t negatively affect the club and those who didn’t actually have anything to do with all of this.

We should point out that other clubs have the same agreement with their ownership – this isn’t strictly Liverpool with this stance. But the SoS deserve credit for establishing this with the Reds and FSG.

So no matter what that fine ends up being – and it could be many millions – the people responsible for it will pay. Not Liverpool.

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