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Liverpool Players Issue Joint Statement Against European Super League

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Led by captain Jordan Henderson, Liverpool players have come out against FSG’s efforts to push through a Super League.

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The push to establish a European Super League led by Liverpool, Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus appears over with nervous clubs defecting and resignations of key figures being announced.

At Manchester United, vice chairman Ed Woodward is out. Conflicting reports have Andrea Agnelli stepping down at Juventus. More will likely follow given the scale of the failure by some of Europe’s richest to push through their hugely unpopular proposal.

Liverpool, for now at least, remain in the fold—or if they’re out they’re not saying anything, which would at least be in line with the cub’s owners saying nothing at any stage of this debacle.

Instead, from the start of it Fenway Sports Group have seemed content to leave it to others to argue their case and for Liverpool’s players and manager Jürgen Klopp to face the heat from fans and the media.

Now, though, the payers have responded en masse, with captain Jordan Henderson leading the way and posting a shared message on social media. The rest of Liverpool’s first team players quickly followed suit.

Even with public sentiment heavily against the Super League proposal, it always takes nerve and represents risk to stand up to ownership, no less for a football player regardless their celebrity or wage packet.

It’s a move that should be commended for all Liverpool’s players—and in particular for their captain. Now it remains to be seen whether those at Fenway Sports Group responsible for the mess of the last few days will show similar nerve and own up to their mistakes.