Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has pleaded fans to forgive owners, Fenway Sports Group for their “bad decision” to join the European Super League. Liverpool owner John W Henry was extremely apologetic to fans, players, and the manager. Ex Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher was highly critical of the owners and said that their actions will never be forgotten. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is hopeful that the relationship between the fans and the owners is repairable.
“I have known the owners for six years. I know there were some moments when they might not have made the right decision, this time for sure,” the Liverpool manager said. “But it doesn’t change things for me, I prefer to deal with problems with people I know. I really hope that the bond between us and our supporters might even get stronger.”
“They are not perfect, I am not perfect, you are not perfect, but they are not bad people. They made a bad decision. That is true. But let’s carry on. But I cannot tell other people how they want to see it.” he added.
The supporter’s group Spion Kop 1906 posted an open letter to the owners demanding a representation on the board. They were convinced that this would ensure nothing of this sort would repeat in the future. Klopp revealed that he had not received any direct contact from the owners after their withdrawal from the European Super League.
“The most positive thing is [the ESL] didn’t happen but what I’ve heard is it is not over yet – I don’t mean that the Super League could still happen but there are discussions about other things,” Klopp said. “You cannot just introduce new competitions. Yes, the Super League is off the table. Good. Very good. But the new Champions League… ‘Oh great, let’s just do that. UEFA showed it to me, they called me and gave me one hour the whole idea and I said ‘I don’t like it because there are 10 games instead of six’.”