Liverpool cancel FSG staff meeting as ‘cracks appear’ in Super League plan

Liverpool have reportedly cancelled a staff meeting at short-notice as criticism grows over their decision to sign up for the new European Super League.

The Reds became the first of the rebel 12 clubs in action on Monday night when they took on Leeds United at Elland Road, with their arrival at the ground met with jeers as both Leeds and Liverpool fans protested against the new league.

Leeds warmed up in t-shirts bearing the slogans 'Football is for the fans' and 'Earn it' in reference to Champions League qualification, with Jurgen Klopp angered by the home club putting one of the t-shirts in the Liverpool dressing room.

The Reds boss has made it clear that he is against the Super League, with midfielder James Milner also speaking out against it at full-time.

Milner said: “I can only say my own personal opinion. I don’t like it and hopefully it doesn’t happen.”

Now a planned staff meeting held by Liverpool's owners Fenway Sports Group has been cancelled with the club continuing to face a barrage of criticism.

Liverpool journalist David Lynch reports that all staff were expected to be addressed by FSG in a Zoom call on Tuesday, but that has been swiftly cancelled.

An email from Reds chief executive Billy Hogan was leaked online on Monday, in which it was made clear that the club would hold a 'Town Hall' meeting to discuss the plans on Tuesday.

The news comes amid renewed reports of 'cracks' beginning to appear in the Super League plan, with two English clubs said to be reconsidering their stance.

The Mail on Sunday's chief sports writer Oliver Holt tweeted: "Hearing the first cracks may be beginning to appear in the ugly, misshapen edifice of the ESL. Told two English clubs are close to losing their nerve."

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