Jamie Carragher takes aim at Liverpool owners over joining Super League

Sam Preston April 19, 2021
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Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has hit out at his old club’s involvement in a new European Super League.

Carragher used his Daily Telegraph column to condemn the plans which came out late last night.

His Sky colleague Gary Neville took aim at Liverpool and Manchester United’s agreement to the new idea on air yesterday.

And Carragher has echoed those sentiments in no uncertain terms by hitting out at Fenway Sports Group.

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“As a former Liverpool player, it sickens me that my club’s reputation is being damaged by the arrogance of an ownership group that wants to remove peril, creating a culture where we no longer need to fight to earn success.

“That is the antithesis of everything I understand football – especially in my city – to stand for.

To be tainted by association with the European super league is bad enough, but Liverpool’s apparent leading role in threatening football’s competitive ideals is a betrayal of a heritage they are seeking to cash in on.

“John W Henry is cunning, courting fans’ groups in his early years and presenting himself as keen to engage, yet consistently failing to grasp the culture of the Kop.”

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Carragher and Neville are echoing almost every football fan in the country.

The Super League is an awful idea and goes against everything that Liverpool and United stand for.

They are the country’s two biggest clubs and should be fighting for the interests of fans and clubs up and down the pyramid.

Instead, they’re at the front of the queue for a money and power grab to get English football to mirror the American franchise system.

Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.