Liverpool make statement regarding European Super League

Liverpool have reiterated their objection to the European Super League in a club statement on Friday afternoon.

The Reds were one of the clubs that agreed to join the Super League in April 2021, before withdrawing themselves after significant backlash from football supporters across the country.

While the Super League seemed dead and buried despite Barcelona and Real Madrid's continued support for the breakaway division, a recent European Court of Justice ruling made it clear that FIFA and UEFA couldn't stop the competition from forming, with A22 Sports, the organisation that has managed the Super League campaign, announcing plans to reboot the concept.

However, a number of high-profile teams swiftly came out with statements committing themselves to UEFA competitions and distancing themselves from the Super League, including the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City.

Liverpool are the last of the six English clubs that initially agreed to the Super League to release a statement, but they have now reissued their commitment to UEFA competition.

The club statement read: "Yesterday’s ruling by the European Court of Justice does not change Liverpool FC’s previous stance on a proposed European Super League. Our involvement has been discontinued.

"We will continue to work with fellow clubs through the ECA and participate in UEFA competitions."

While expected, it's positive that Liverpool have officially released a statement regarding their opposition to a Super League, a competition that threatened to bring football to its knees.

The Liverpool supporters trust had previously spoken out against the Super League, stating: "Liverpool fans have already said no to a Super League, in April 2021 when it was first announced. Nothing has changed.

"We believed then that such a move – a breakaway league for the ‘elite’ – went against the values and traditions of our club, and the city, and our position remains the same.

"Back then we were listened to and John W Henry apologised to the fans and took responsibility for Liverpool’s involvement in the idea. In the aftermath, the Supporters Board was established and, written into the club’s articles of association, affirmed that such a decision cannot be taken again without the full consent of supporters."

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