Liverpool Football Club's principal owner John W Henry addressed the fans of the team in a video posted on Liverpool’s official website. The message comes after the club officially withdrew from the European Super League ESL on 20 April in the evening after a furious backlash.
"It goes without saying, but should be said that the project put forward was never going to stand without the support of the fans. No-one ever thought differently in England. Over these 48 hours you were very clear that it would not stand. We heard you. I heard you," Henry said in a video message.
Local media reported earlier that the team's captain Jordan Henderson was going to lead an emergency meeting of Premier League captains to formulate a common stance and response on the situation that has created somewhat of a disruption in the European football community.
In addition, Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp also voiced concerns regarding the ESL, saying that neither the squad nor he himself had been aware of the club's plan to join the breakaway league. Back in 2019, Klopp was more straightforward in his suggestions and even expressed hope the project would never happen.
It has been only two days since the project was officially announced by 12 European football clubs. The so-called Super League, however, has drawn nothing but a massive criticism from every level of the game.