This morning, the Premier League along with The FA, PFA, and other stakeholders announced that games would be on hold until April 30th at the earliest at the world struggles to get coronavirus under control.
Now, Liverpool have committed to paying matchday workers through that date, confirming that casual employees will be paid for the three home games scheduled to take place over the next six weeks at a cost of £200-250k.
As per Melissa Reddy in The Independent, should the season continue to be suspended beyond that date the club have said that they will then “review the situation and communicate directly to those affected.”
Elsewhere, Manchester United today went a step beyond the Reds, committing to paying all matchday casual as well as all non-matchday staff for as long as the season is suspended—and afterwards if it plays out behind closed doors.
While Liverpool’s step is positive, hopefully in the coming days they will expand their response to match that of their rivals, whose current commitment to their staff leads the way amongst Premier League sides.