Liverpool owner John W Henry issues public apology to fans over Super League plans

Martin Macdonald
Liverpool owner John W Henry issues public apology to fans over Super League plans

Liverpool owner John W Henry has posted a video of apology to fans of the reigning Premier League champions over the now-scrapped plans for the club to join a European Super League.

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On Sunday evening the news broke that six Premier League clubs – Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Tottenham – would be joining six other clubs from Spain and Italy to form a new tournament to directly oppose the Champions League.

The announcement was met with almost universal condemnation from fans, current players, and former players.

The criticism has been so passionate that on Tuesday evening, the ‘Big Six’ from the Premier League all announced they would be bowing out of the project.

John W Henry’s apology

Now, Liverpool owner Henry has apologised.

“I want to apologise to the fans and supporters of Liverpool football club for the disruption I caused over the past 48 hours,” he said in a video posted on Liverpool’s Twitter.

“It goes without saying, but it should be said, that the project put forward was never going to stand without the support of the fans.

“No one every 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 [Klopp], to Billy [x], and to the players and to everyone at LFC who works hard 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.

“I know the entire LFC team has the expertise, leadership and passion to rebuild trust and help us move forward.”