EUROPEAN SUPER LEAGUE: LFC pull out of competition
Liverpool Football Club announced their involvement in proposed plans to form a European Super League has been discontinued.
All six English teams involved have now pulled out from the competition. This follows wide condemnation by fans, football authorities and government ministers. LFC's principal owner John W Henry has issued a message apologising to supporters.
Amid the continued fallout from this week's announcement that would have seen a number of clubs across Europe breakaway to form their own competition, a number of banners appeared outside Anfield in protest against Liverpool's inclusion in the new league.
This isn't the first time that owners FSG have angered fans, in 2019 they attempted to trademark the word "Liverpool" though this was rejected by the government's Intellectual Property Office.
The proposals for the European Super League effectively collapsed after the six English teams that were set to be involved pulled out amid outrage from fans.
Before Liverpool's withdrawal, captain Jordan Henderson said on social media his side's "collective position" was that they did not want the breakaway to go ahead. "We don't like it and we don't want it to happen," read the message.
MP for West Derby Ian Byrne who spoke out in the House of Commons against the move says he welcomes the news.
Boris Johnson called the withdrawal of the six Premier League teams from the proposed League as the "right result for football fans, clubs and communities across the country". The Super League said it was considering "appropriate steps to reshape the project".
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