Jordan Henderson leads the way as Liverpool’s squad comes together to post ‘collective position’ on disastrous European Super League plans… as they back up James Milner’s TV comments to insist ‘we don’t like it and we don’t want it to happen’
Jordan Henderson and his Liverpool team-mates have made their feelings on the European Super League heard on Tuesday as they made it abundantly clear that they don’t want to be a part of the project in any way.
It comes hours after the Liverpool captain had called an emergency meeting of his fellow Premier League skippers on Tuesday to spearhead a response to the Super League proposals, as exclusively revealed by Sportsmail.
However, following the news that the project has been suspended – after all six English clubs pulled out – Henderson’s forum may now not need take place.
Jordan Henderson and his Liverpool team-mates don’t want the Super League to happen
The Liverpool skipper, whose own club was one of the six English sides that has signed up for the competition, has backed up James Milner’s comments that the Reds squad ‘don’t like it and don’t want it to happen’ by coming together with his team-mates to collectively post their message of intent on Twitter.
Henderson, and a number of his Liverpool team-mates, tweeted: ‘We don’t like it and we don’t want it to happen. This is our collective position.
‘Our commitment to this football club its supporters is absolute and unconditional. You’ll Never Walk Alone.’
Liverpool’s involvement as a founder member of the Super League had left supporters furious
Henderson had handed over the running of his social account to an anti-bullying charity but said he was tweeting as himself because it ‘needs to be said’.
Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold also posted the same message as his captain on Twitter, with a caption reading: ‘For the fans. For the city.’
And former manager Kenny Dalglish said: ‘The last few days have been difficult for everyone who loves Liverpool Football Club and I really hope we do the right thing.’
Henderson, 30, has long been seen as a trusted, respected figure among the top-flight’s footballers.
England international Henderson led the players’ response to the NHS crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.
The former Sunderland man oversaw the creation of a fund aimed at raising millions for the service in the light of what many perceived to be unjust criticism of footballers by health secretary Matt Hancock.
And it appeared to have all come to a head on Monday when protests broke out around Merseyside opposing the idea of a European Super League.
James Milner said after the draw with Leeds that he doesn’t want the Super League to go ahead
Supporters attempted to block Liverpool’s team bus from arriving at Elland Road
Fans opposed to the money-spinning scheme attempted to block Liverpool’s team bus from arriving at Elland Road on Monday evening before their Premier League clash while Liverpool’s American owners were targeted by their own fans during the protests.
One banner from an angry Liverpool supporter read: ‘Fans say no to Fenway’s Super Greed (FSG). No Super League.’
Another banner unveiled by supporters read: ‘Love for the working class game, ruined by greed and corruption! RIP LFC. Thanks for the memories’
Other banners outside the ground read: ‘RIP Football 1863-2021’ and ‘Fans before finance’.