Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has taken aim at Liverpool’s owners – Fenway Sports Group.
FSG recently signed Liverpool Football Club up for the European Super League. However, FSG decided to withdraw the club from the competition due to the backlash that they received from the Liverpool supporters.
Liverpool were supposed to play against Manchester United at Old Trafford yesterday. However, the game was postponed because some Manchester United fans stormed onto the Old Trafford pitch and protested against their owners – the Glazers.
The Glazers also signed Manchester United up for the European Super League. However, they have also withdrawn the club from the competition.
Despite the fact that yesterday was about the protest from the Manchester United fans, Neville still found some time to talk about FSG.
“They’ve been part of four things in the past 12 months which are desperate signs, they’re acting desperately behind the scenes.
“They [made the initial decision to furlough staff], that is very un-Liverpool-like, they’ve gone for the Project Big Picture and tried to change the 14 and six rule in English football.
“Now, along with the Glazers, they’ve tried to create a Super League. These are desperate actions from the owners of Liverpool Football Club.
“I think they’re struggling at the moment, through Covid obviously, economic issues like loads of businesses have all around the world, but they’re acting desperately.
“At this moment in time, I accept that Manchester United fans are angrier with the Glazers than Liverpool fans are.
“But the Liverpool fans need to see the danger of what FSG are doing because they are acting desperately behind the scenes.”
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
We agree with Neville that FSG have not been perfect owners.
But, we found it strange that Neville felt the need to talk about FSG yesterday. The Liverpool supporters were not involved in the protest. Therefore, the club should not have been mentioned.
Therefore, Neville’s focus should have been entirely on his club. At this stage, Liverpool’s Premier League clash against Manchester United has not been rescheduled.
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