European Super League has been announced on Sunday after 12 clubs agreed to the creation of a new breakaway competition. Apparently, the league had to face disapproval and protests. Many football clubs and coaches raised their voices against the formation of the Super League stating this will destroy the Champions League. Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has shared his thoughts on the creation of a European Super League. After Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp also hopes the Super League should never happen.
Jamie Carragher in his column wrote on European Super League, “All I’ve heard from Liverpool all this year is how much they miss their fans. It’s funny how the voices from the Kop stand only matter when it’s convenient”.
“The more I read about the European Super League, the more I think Liverpool’s hosts must like empty stadiums because all they’ve done is increase the likelihood of another mass strike.”
“The beauty of the football league is that every point counts. That’s why, as a former Liverpool player, I’m sick of my club’s reputation being undermined by the arrogance of a group of owners who want to remove the danger [of consequences in the event of not reaching the Champions League] by creating a culture in which we no longer need to struggle to succeed. It’s the exact opposite of everything that characterizes football – especially in my city,” he added.
“To be tainted by the association with the European Super League is bad enough, but Liverpool’s apparent leadership is threatening the ideals of competition in football – the very ideals that allowed the club to emerge from England’s second division and become six-time Cup and Champions League winners – is a betrayal of a legacy they simply want to cash in on,” said Carragher.
“Manchester United’s shameful capitalism doesn’t surprise me. Man Utd fans will agree that from day one the Glazers have made no secret of the fact that they bought the club for a profit. They summed up their contempt for United fans when they introduced a system forcing season-ticket holders to pay extra money for cup matches.”