Liverpool chief Billy Hogan will meet supporters group after club agree to discuss European Super League fiasco following toxic backlash over club’s involvement
- Liverpool CEO Billy Hogan will meet with the Spirit of Shankly supporters group
- The club agreed to hold talks with fans after the European Super League fiasco
- Liverpool’s owner Fenway Sports Group was one of main drivers of the project
Liverpool chief executive Billy Hogan will meet with the Spirit of Shankly supporters group on Tuesday.
Liverpool agreed to open discussions with fans following the toxic backlash from their involvement in the controversial European Super League.
Fenway Sports Group, the club’s owner, was among the main drivers of the project with John W Henry listed as a vice-president.
Liverpool chief executive Billy Hogan will meet with the Spirit of Shankly supporters group on Tuesday
It prompted the Liverpool supporters’ union to call for fan representation on the club’s board and a meeting with Hogan and other representatives to push the need for positive change.
Supporters were livid after Liverpool, along with the rest of the Premier League’s Big Six, agreed to join the European Super League, with the project not going ahead after it was met with widespread criticism.
Fans protested against the club’s owners prior to the game against Newcastle last month.
In the aftermath of the backlash John W Henry apologised to Liverpool supporters as well as manager Jurgen Klopp and the club’s players.
Liverpool owner John W Henry apologised to supporters over the Super League fiasco
Speaking in a video message, Henry said: ‘It goes without saying but should be said that the project put forward was never going to stand without the support of the fans. No-one ever thought differently in England. Over these 48 hours you were very clear that it would not stand. We heard you. I heard you.
‘And I want to apologise to Jurgen, to Billy (Hogan, club chief executive), to the players and to everyone who works so hard at LFC to make our fans proud. They have absolutely no responsibility for this disruption. They were the most disrupted and unfairly so. This is what hurts most. They love your club and work to make you proud every single day.’
Liverpool fans protested after the club’s involvement in the European Super League fiasco
Liverpool manager Klopp had previously critcised the idea of a Super League in 2019.
After learning of the new plans, Klopp said that his opinion on the subject hadn’t altered and added that he wasn’t given much information about what the Super League would entail.
Klopp told Sky Sports on April 19: ‘My opinions didn’t change. I heard first time about it on Sunday and when you try and prepare for a very difficult game like Leeds United and then so far we got some information, not a lot to be honest – most of the things you can read.