Liverpool FC

Liverpool players condemn Super League plans in joint statement

Jude Summerfield
Apr 20, 2021, 9:57 PM GMT+1
Henderson has led the players' response to the Super League
Henderson has led the players' response to the Super League / Pool/Getty Images

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson and a number of his teammates have posted an update on the squad's stance on the Super League, revealing they do not want the competition to materialise.

The England international previously called an emergency meeting with all Premier League captains to discuss their response to the controversial new plans.

Monday and Tuesday has seen fans around the world declare their disgust for the new proposals. Premier League clubs Chelsea and Manchester City have buckled under the pressure - the latter officially confirming their departure - with more clubs expected to follow suit and leave the proposed Super League.

Liverpool captain wrote on Twitter: "We don't like it and we don't want it to happen.

"This is our collective position. Our commitment to this football club and its supporters is absolute and unconditional.

"You'll Never Walk Alone."

That message has since been reposted by a number of the Reds' first team stars, including full backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson and pretty much the entirety of their first team squad. Alexander-Arnold's message added: "For the fans. For the city."

Jordan Henderson
Henderson is currently recovering from injury / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

Liverpool were among the 12 clubs who signed up to the Super League, but this message of condemnation from the Merseyside outfit's squad comes around 48 hours after those initial plans were first revealed and instantly panned by the public.

FSG have divided the club's fanbase in recent years despite the team's on-pitch success, and the decision to join the much-maligned Super League showed the disparity between the owners' appetite for economic growth and the fans' working class roots.

Across England at their bitter rivals Manchester United, executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward will now leave the club at the end of the season. No mention of the Super League was included in their statement.