Jordan Henderson has called an emergency meeting of Premier League captains, according to the latest extraordinary report emerging from the European Super League (ESL) debacle.
The Daily Mail claim the Liverpool captain will lead the players’ response – despite his club being a founding member of the ESL. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday.
The Reds were joined by ‘Big Six’ rivals Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham in the highly controversial proposals which look set to shake-up football.
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The Premier League held a meeting on Tuesday to discuss their response, with Everton among those to slam the breakaway.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, the new ESL chairman, said “young people are no longer interested in football” as he defended the plans on Monday night.
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Henderson also summoned his Premier League counterparts in response to the coronavirus pandemic last year, which led to the Players Together initiative that aimed to raise funds for NHS charities.
His teammate James Milner hit out at the proposals after Liverpool's 1-1 draw with Leeds on Monday night, saying: "I don’t like it, hopefully it doesn’t happen".
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