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“I’ve Let You Down” Liverpool Owner Apologizes For ESL Actions

Liverpool owner John W Henry has apologized for the club’s involvement in the breakaway European Super League.

Liverpool announced on Sunday they were one of 12 clubs – along with the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’, plus Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan – that were planning to establish the new mid-week competition.

The proposal provoked serious backlash as fans put up banners outside Anfield and fans’ group Spirit of Shankly warning ‘nothing is off the table’ in terms of their response.

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The European Super League has since collapsed on Tuesday after Chelsea, Manchester City withdrew, with Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool following suit.

In a video posted on social media, Henry took responsibility for Liverpool’s decision to join the Super League and admitted he had ‘let down’ the fans.

He said: “I want to apologise to all the fans and supporters of Liverpool Football Club for the disruption I caused over the past 48 hours.

“It goes without saying but should be said that the project put forward was never going to stand without the support of the fans. No-one ever 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 [Hogan, chief executive], to the players, and to everyone who works so hard at LFC 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 necessary to rebuild trust and help us move forward.

“More than a decade ago when we signed up for the challenges associated with football, we dreamed of what you dreamed of. And we’ve worked hard to improve your club. Our work isn’t done. And I hope you’ll understand that even when we make mistakes, we’re trying to work in your club’s best interests. In this endeavour, I’ve let you down.

“Again, I’m sorry, and I alone am responsible for the unnecessary negativity brought forward over the past couple of days. It’s something I won’t forget. And shows the power the fans have today and will rightly continue to have.

“If there’s one thing this horrible pandemic has clearly shown, it’s how crucial fans are to our sport and to every sport. It’s shown in every empty stadium. It’s been an incredibly tough year for all of us; virtually no-one unaffected.

“It’s important that the Liverpool football family remains intact, vital, and committed to what we’ve seen from you globally, with local gestures of kindness and support. I can promise you I will do whatever I can to further that.”

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