Liverpool have announced this weekend that they will be placing non-playing staff on furlough leave.
In a statement on their website – which you can read in full here – the club confirmed that they would be turning to the UK Government to cover 80% of wages.
The Athletic report that this has ‘frustrated’ the Liverpool players, as captain Jordan Henderson was receiving plaudits for their actions in sorting out a fund for the NHS with other Premier League captains.
Last month the Reds announced that they would be paying the wages of all their staff throughout the suspension of English football, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
All of the goodwill that was surrounding the club has now vanished, as they’ve acted in a way that goes against our civic values completely.
The rest of the Premier League are more-than-likely going to follow suit, but it’s such a horrible surprise to see Liverpool act so cutthroat on this one.
The suits at Anfield massively dropped the ball here, and I think they need to take a long look at themselves in the mirror and remember who they are representing.