In case you weren’t aware, the population of the UK will go to the polls on June 23rd to decide whether or not to remain part of the European Union.
The intricacies of the decision of way beyond the scope of this site, but one thing is clear – if Liverpool are going to suffer, we don’t want any part of it.
According to Dan Rubin, a partner and immigration specialist at Liverpool law firm Hill Dickinson, both Liverpool and Everton will struggle to compete if we decide to leave.
Writing in the Echo, he says the following:
“It’s likely they will be subject to some form of visa application similar to non-EEA players at the moment.
“That’s going to have a negative impact on the Premier League , which takes a lot of players who are EEA migrants and who currently don’t require any visa.
“The impact is going to be with taking younger talent, talent that does not have international experience.”
Of course, taking younger talent and developing it is one of Klopp’s and FSG’s main raison d’êtres.
Amazingly, the Leave campaign’s official website explicitly states less foreign players in the league as a benefit of leaving.
“Leaving the European Union will force the hand of many Premier League clubs to focus on producing home-grown players, which in turn will enable more young British players to experience top flight football. This can only be a good thing for the future of our national teams,” it says.