Liverpool in line for major financial boost, but they have to sell their souls – opinion

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Liverpool are one of several clubs conspiring to leave the Champions League behind to start a breakaway ‘Super League’, which also throws doubt over the Reds’ Premier League future.

The Times claim the Merseyside outfit are one of a dozen European giants putting together plans to launch a new competition by 2023, and will be handed a whopping £305million as a key founding member.

As reported by ESPN, the proposed framework involves a total of 20 teams, with 15 permanent members who can’t be relegated and will include six Premier League sides, three each from La Liga and Serie A, two from the Bundesliga and one from Ligue 1.

The proposed ‘Super League’, which has reportedly been given the green light by FSG, would set a dangerous precedent

MORE: UEFA to strip Liverpool of Champions League titles for Super League involvement – report

Hopefully – and the following is entirely speculation – this is simply a scare-tactic by the elite clubs to kick football’s governing bodies into gear, as the thought of a new breakaway tournament leaves a sour taste in the mouth.

The alternative means Liverpool will likely see a significant financial boost, as will all other members, but they’d have to sell their souls first to get onto that lucrative pedestal.

What makes football so appealing is that anyone can reach the very top of the game, but this new ‘Super League’ proposes a level occupied by the mega-rich that will be unattainable to the majority.

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  1. Money talks and J P Morgan-Chase bank are behind this league, football is about to change big time, J W Henry will be a Deputy Chairman and Florentino Perez will be the Chairman………mega millions on offer.

  2. FSG- half arsed billionaires who struggled for any success until Klopp the genius came along and won everything on their midtable budget. Weren’t really at the table before this.
    Now as suspected they’re moving onto pure greed.

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