EUROPEAN SUPER LEAGUE: LFC fans up in arms
The Government said they will do "whatever it takes" to prevent England's 'Big Six' football teams joining a European Super League.
Liverpool Football Club confirmed that they have joined Europe's leading clubs in agreeing to form the new competition. The club say they're committed to working with all stakeholders, particularly supporters. Fans have been voicing their opinions on the proposals.
A number of banners have appeared outside Anfield in protest against Liverpool's inclusion in the new league – whilst Juergen Klopp and James Milner both criticised the plans.
Twelve of Europe's leading football clubs have come together to announce they have agreed to establish a new mid-week competition, the Super League, governed by its Founding Clubs.
AC Milan, Arsenal, Atlético de Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona, Intern Milan, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur have all joined as Founding Clubs. It is anticipated that a further three clubs will join ahead of the inaugural season.
In a joint statement, the Founding Clubs say they look forward to holding discussions with UEFA and FIFA to work together in partnership to deliver the best outcomes for the new League and for football as a whole.
They said the pandemic had "accelerated the instability in the existing European football economic model". And there was a "need to provide higher-quality matches and additional financial resources for the overall football pyramid".
Speaking to reporters on a campaign visit to Gloucestershire, The Prime Minister said the breakaway plans were not "good news for fans" or for UK football.
Following the announcement, MP for West Derby Ian Byrne spoke out in the House of Commons.
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