Liverpool supporters hung banners outside Anfield protesting plans for a European Super League, with a reading ‘Shame on you. RIP LFC 1892-2021. ”
The Reds are one of six Premier League clubs to have entered the new competition, joining Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham.
The separatist intrigue has been condemned by fans as an exercise in power and money-grabbing and some have decided to take a stand.
Liverpool fans put up banners condemning the European Super League at Anfield
One of them said, “Shame on you. RIP LFC 1892-2021 ‘while another said’ LFC fans vs European Super League ‘
Two banners were plastered outside the club’s field as supporters made clear their feelings on the matter.
Next to the banner that read “RIP LFC” another read: “LFC fans vs. European Super League”.
Some fan groups have also announced that they will be removing their flags and banners from the Kop.
Spion Kop 1906, who organizes flags and banners for the famous booth, said he asked the club to remove all of its displays as soon as possible.
Spion Kop 1906 tweeted his intention to remove all of his screens in the Anfield stand
Liverpool fan groups to remove Kop flags and banners in response to European Super League plans
Fans say they feel they can no longer support due to club ‘financial greed’
Writing on Twitter, they said: “We, along with other groups involved in the flags, will be removing our flags from the Kop.
“We feel we can no longer support a club that places financial greed above the integrity of the game.”
A spokesperson for Spion Kop 1906 told The Athletic: “We have been in contact with the club today to make it clear that we want all banners and flags removed as soon as possible. We withdraw our support is now off the table.
“It is shameful and absolutely disgusting what the owners have done. We don’t know how it got this far without fans being consulted. They sold their soul.
No Liverpool fan has been able to participate in this Super League. It would be nice to hear the manager and the players come out and support the fans on this. ”
Earlier on Monday, the group released a longer statement responding to the news of a Super League.
“We would like to officially declare our opposition to the planned reforms of the European football pyramid.
“The new format is a blatant plan for beneficial clubs to capture even more power and revenue from an already lucrative business model.
Supporters gathered outside Anfield to make their feelings clear on the proposals
“Owners, clubs, management. Do you really care about the best interests of the club or just the bank accounts? I think we already know the answer, but now is the time to think about years of tradition and do the right thing.
Another group of supporters, Spirit of Shankly, also criticized the owners of the club for their “greedy pursuit of money”.
They tweeted: “#Embarrassing as representatives of the fans we are appalled and completely oppose this decision.
“FSG ignored the fans in their relentless, greedy pursuit of money. The football is ours, not theirs. Our football club is ours, not theirs.