LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, February 24, 2020: The Liverpool corner flag pictured before the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and West Ham United FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

CONFIRMED: Liverpool withdraw from Super League

Liverpool FC have confirmed that they are discontinuing their involvement in the new ‘Super League’ – less than 48 hours after the controversial new league was announced.

Tuesday evening saw first Chelsea, then Manchester City, begin the process to withdraw themselves from the new league and shortly before 11pm Liverpool released a statement, saying:

Liverpool Football Club can confirm that our involvement in proposed plans to form a European Super League has been discontinued.

In recent days, the club has received representations from various key stakeholders, both internally and externally, and we would like to thank them for their valuable contributions.

It’s not the first time FSG have got it massively wrong and had to make a u-turn, and this will now tarnish their legacy at Anfield forever. Maybe, just maybe, they should start listening to the fans and save themselves having to make these u-turns and negative PR.

That the statement is so short and offers absolutely no apology will only further damage the owners’ reputation among supporters.

Arsenal, Man United and Tottenham also announced their formal withdrawing, meaning no English clubs are left in the so-called ‘Super League’.

Statements from Arsenal and Tottenham at least offered an apology to supporters, unlike Liverpool’s pathetic two sentences – yet another sign that the owners have absolutely no respect for supporters.

Spanish sides Barcelona and Atletico Madrid were reported to be withdrawing earlier on Tuesday evening but neither has yet confirmed as such.

Earlier in the evening, all Liverpool players had released their own statement, saying:

“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.”

The sorry saga may be over for now, but the repercussions of this attempt and what effect it has on FSG’s ownership of the club in the long term will be particularly interesting.