Liverpool legend owes £238k in tax but failed to attend court hearing – BBC

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In a week where we’ve seen our former captain Jordan Henderson seriously tarnish his relationship with Liverpool fans, there’s now a new ex-Red making headlines for reasons that are far from ideal.

As reported by BBC NewsA bankruptcy petition against former Liverpool and England footballer John Barnes has been lodged by tax officials…

‘Judge Catherine Burton was told by an official from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) that Barnes owed £238,000’.

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Although the former player didn’t attend the hearing itself, it was agreed that he would be given until November to clear the owed amount and that he had the capacity to do so.

It was revealed by John Barnes’ barrister that he’s currently “on a salary of £200,000” at Liverpool FC, which should certainly help towards the large sum of money that is being requested.

It’s hard to know how the 59-year-old has managed to get himself into debt of this magnitude but it’s not hard to guess what many rival supporters will start to claim from this news.

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From the hearing, it seems that this isn’t the first time that the former England international has been in this position with HMRC but debts have been paid off before.

Let’s hope for everyone’s sake that this can be sorted quickly and quietly.

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  1. Henderson hasn’t tarnished his reputation with any real supporters. Speaking honestly is no crime. The one who truly damaged his reputation is Gerrard who targeted the club he says he loves. As for Henderson, Firmino, Fabinho, Mane, Wijnaldum, have all done the same, as Salah wishes to, so why is he singled out for hatespreaders ??

    1. It’s more to do with his hypocrisy, saying he was a staunch supporter of LBTQ+ rights and then going to play in a country where those people are criminalised. Wearing rainbow laces one week and taking the cash the next.

    2. Hi get what you saying about Stevie but I yhink Stevie dud us a favor LFC IS BETTER OF NOW THAN LAST SEASON .HENDO was money motivated I don’t blame him either.

    3. Well I am a real supporter as Phil likes to think some are fake,,? Henderson reputation is in the gutter with a lot of Liverpool supporters as is Fabinhos,
      Support the club since the early 70s no one try say I not a real fan may be fake fans might say that😂😂

  2. I agree with Phil. Hendo has not done anything a professional wouldn’t do, an observation even BR commented on. I have a feeling the media is creating slants to antagonise Hendo with the Red nation. I wouldn’t coopt Gerrard here. It’s a competitive game, and I believe he is just doing what’s best for his position as a manager. At the end of the day, players don’t owe fans much. They make decisions, for good or bad, that will spur them forward. This is similar to how we go about our daily lives.

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