Defending Champions League winners criticized for taking advantage of government after posting pre-tax profit of £ 42m in February and increasing turnover to £ 533m in 2018/19 .
Liverpool followed Tottenham and Newcastle by putting non-player personnel on leave – and Anfield’s club were subjected to heavy fire.
Twitter was alive with a negative response to the Liverpool action and a staff member who works in Liverpool and did not wish to be named, told the BBC: “The club calls its staff its family – I don’t feel like a member of the family.
“Why does a club that earns more than £ 100 million use a government staff program when other companies need it most? “
“I am disappointed and I think this government program could be used by businesses in difficulty. “
The substantive member added that they were “disappointed, especially after Everton said they were not doing it.”
Liverpool said they were aimed “at protecting the best interests of the club and our staff in the short and long term, all of which are undertaken as a result of various internal discussions.”
Their statement reads as follows: “Liverpool FC have put on leave certain staff affected by the suspension of the Premier League.
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“The club has confirmed that these employees will receive 100% of their salary to ensure that no staff member is financially disadvantaged.
“Last month the club also confirmed that they will pay their staff on match day and out of match during the Premier League suspension.
“Even before the staff release decision, there was a collective commitment at higher levels of the club – on and off the field – with everyone working towards a solution that guaranteed jobs for club employees during this unprecedented crisis. “
Former Reds defender Jamie Carragher said on social media, “Jurgen Klopp was compassionate for everyone at the start of this pandemic, with senior players heavily involved in Premier League players taking salary cuts. @LFC“.