European Super League: Liverpool and Manchester City managers weigh in on Super League saga

Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola Credit: PA images

The managers of Liverpool and Manchester City have weighed in on the European Super League saga - criticising the decision.

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp and City boss Pep Guardiola say they knew nothing of their owners' plan until shortly before it was announced.

Both also heavily questioned the sporting value of a European Super League .

They are two of 12 clubs, who formed the breakaway midweek competition.


Manchester City's Guardiola called on those behind the project to come out and give more details:

He added: "It is not a sport where the relation between effort and success does not exist.

"It is not a sport where success is already guaranteed, it is not a sport where it doesn’t matter when you lose."


Jürgen Klopp also criticised the plans, but defended the club following a monumental backlash.

Following the 1-1 draw with Leeds on Monday night the Reds boss said: "The team has nothing to do with it."

He said the club has been through tough times before and that he would not resign but would try to help "sort it" despite not agreeing with the move.

Leeds players wear "Football is for the fans" t-shirts for warm up.

His team were greeted by Leeds players wearing t-shirts emblazoned “Football is for the fans. Earn it” at the warm up.

Klopp said the owners did not need to seek permission for the move and he and the players are "employees of the club."

Supporters came here today before the game were shouting at us. In the City when we had a walk with afternoon people were shouting at us. We have nothing to do with it, so we are employees of the club.

Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool Manager

Klopp, the manager who delivered Liverpool its first league title in three decades was critical of pundits speaking out against the club.

He responded to Salford City co-owner and former Manchester United star Gary Neville who used Liverpool's anthem "You'll Never Walk Alone" to highlight the fans angry response.

It is understood Klopp is seeking a meeting with owners FSG.


Meanwhile Manchester United and England striker Marcus Rashford shared an image on Twitter of one of the banners which covers the stands at Old Trafford.

Manchester United and Manchester City supporters have made their position on the proposed European Super League clear on Monday evening by hanging banners in protest at their respective stadiums.

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