Jordan Henderson took to Twitter to say that the players of the club were against the decision of the club to join the controversial league which sought to rival the UEFA Champions League.
Liverpool football club were part of the 6 Premier League clubs that signed up for the league. Other Premier League clubs that signed up for the league were: Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Tottenham. They all had to withdraw their signature due to the pressure that was mounted on the clubs to abandon the plan.
Before Liverpool bowed out of the plan, the club’s players like Jordan Henderson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andrew Robertson, James Milner, Alisson Becker, Virgil van Dijk, Thiago Alcantara, and Curtis Jones all tweeted the same message that read: “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.”
After Liverpool stepped out of the proposed European Super League, the owner of the club, John W Henry apologized to the club’s supporters for his decision to sign up to the controversial European Super League.
He said: “They have absolutely no responsibility for this disruption. They were the most disrupted and unfairly so. This is what hurts most. They love your club and work to make you proud every single day.
“I know the entire LFC team has the expertise, leadership, and passion necessary to rebuild trust and help us move forward.
“More than a decade ago when we signed up for the challenges associated with football, we dreamed of what you dreamed of. And we’ve worked hard to improve your club. Our work isn’t done. And I hope you’ll understand that even when we make mistakes, we’re trying to work in your club’s best interests. In this endeavor, I’ve let you down.
“Again, I’m sorry, and I alone am responsible for the unnecessary negativity brought forward over the past couple of days. It’s something I won’t forget. And shows the power the fans have today and will rightly continue to have.
“If there’s one thing this horrible pandemic has clearly shown, it’s how crucial fans are to our sport and every sport. It’s shown in every empty stadium. It’s been an incredibly tough year for all of us; virtually no one unaffected.
“It’s important that the Liverpool football family remains intact, vital, and committed to what we’ve seen from you globally, with local gestures of kindness and support. I can promise you I will do whatever I can to further that.”
Besides Liverpool’s players, some Manchester City and Manchester United players also stormed the social media to agitate against the proposed league.
Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City and Luke Shaw of Manchester United tweeted against it hours before the 6 Premier League clubs bowed out from the plan.
De Bruyne tweeted: “The most important word in this is competing. With all of the events that have been happening in the last few days maybe this is a good moment for everybody to come together and try to work for a solution.
“We know this is a big business and I know I am part of this business. But I am still a little boy who just loves to play football.”
While Shaw tweeted: “Not a minute has passed when I haven’t thought about the current situation.
“I wondered how I could express my opinion without causing any issues for my club, which everyone knows I care about deeply.
“There is so much passion around the world for football and I have been privileged to experience that first-hand, however, I worry that these changes could impact the sport that I and millions of others love.
“We’ve been without supporters in stadiums for over a year now and I know how much myself and the team have missed them in every game. Fans and players should always have a voice and their opinion should always be counted.”