Liverpool owner John Henry has released an unprecedented video statement, during which he apologises to the fans and Jurgen Klopp over the club’s attempted involvement in the proposed European Super League.
The Reds were one of 12 European clubs, six in the Premier League, who had backed plans for the so-called Super League, a proposal which would have slammed the door in the face of the rest of the football world.
It all came tumbling down last night, as following a huge backlash from fans across the country, all six clubs confirmed that they would be withdrawing from the competition, acknowledging the mistakes which were made.
Liverpool Football Club can confirm that our involvement in proposed plans to form a European Super League has been discontinued.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 20, 2021
FSG have now gone one step further, with John Henry sitting down in front of a camera and attempting to save face among the Liverpool fans by providing both an explanation and an apology.
Liverpool fans are notoriously defensive over the rich culture and history of their football club, so it remains to be seen if Henry will be able to get anyone back on side with a two and a half minute video.
Nevertheless, he’s tried, and here’s what he had to say in full.
John W Henry’s message to Liverpool supporters. pic.twitter.com/pHW3RbOcKu
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 21, 2021