Liverpool football club is not happy with the mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson who said resuming the 2019-2020 season is “non-starter” and “farcical”.
The Premier League and the clubs have agreed that the season will resume and meetings have been holding to discuss how the season can continue in June.
If the League is able to prevail over the government and gain approval for the ‘Project Restart’ proposals which the Premier League and the clubs are still deliberating upon, the season will resume but matches will be played behind closed doors.
However, Joe Anderson told BBC that Liverpool FC has not been carrying him along as the mayor of the city, noting that there was no way Liverpool‘s supporters would not congregate even when Liverpool is playing far away from Anfield.
Liverpool have made necessary arrangements
In reaction to the Mayor’s comment, Liverpool football club issued a statement to debunk the assertion that they have not been carrying the mayor along and also to state that the club had carried out necessary discussions with the supporters who have vowed to corporate with the club.
According to the statement, the football club is disappointed that the mayor made unfolded claims and falsely accused the club of not being in contact with him.
“We would also point to recent discussions with Mayor Anderson relating to the possibility of any behind-closed-doors football, which concluded that it is important that key stakeholders across the city continue to engage and work collaboratively”, the club statement said.
“In recent weeks, we have engaged with supporters’ groups who have informed us of their determination to respect social distancing measures and, in the event of a resumption of football being announced, we would continue to work with them and other key stakeholders in keeping with our collective desire to achieve this crucial objective.
“As part of our ongoing operations, we are in regular contact with the Mayor and his office and we hope these conversations can continue.
“In the meantime, our primary focus remains to respond to the humanitarian crisis which continues to unfold and in particular providing ongoing support to various NHS initiatives and those experiencing food poverty and social isolation.”