“Thank god”, “Such brilliant owners”: These Liverpool fans react to FSG promise after James Pearce update

James Pearce says that FSG have promised to cover Liverpool’s European Super League fines after they made the decision to break away from the Premier League.

After the drama of the ESL, the Athletic reports that the Premier League has fined the clubs involved and any future transgressions will cost each club £25million.

James Pearce reports: ‘FSG have already vowed to cover #LFC‘s £3.7m share of this rather than use club funds.”

Liverpool fans reacted sarcastically on Twitter and in all fairness, FSG should not be praised for taking ownership of an issue that they created all on their own.

FSG should be doing a lot more than just paying the fine after they betrayed everything that Liverpool represent.

A club in a working-class city has been made to look like a money-hungry organisation when it was really just the owners of the club responsible.

Jurgen Klopp, his coaching staff and the players had no idea that the Super League was going ahead and found out the same way the players did.

Not only should FSG pay the fine but they should also back Jurgen Klopp the way a coach with his talents should be. The German has done wonders with the talent the club has bought since he came to Liverpool but you can only imagine what he’d be able to do with the funds that a club like Chelsea has.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MAY 23: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool interacts with Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool as he is substituted during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at Anfield on May 23, 2021 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Paul Ellis – Pool/Getty Images)

The most infuriating aspect of the Super League fiasco is that the owners of most of the clubs involved, FSG in particular, have very little to do with their respective side’s history and success.

Before they took over the club, Liverpool had won 44 major trophies and since they’ve taken over, only three have been won. One of the major requirements for consideration in the Super League as a founding club was past success and FSG have nothing to do with Liverpool’s grand history.

Yet they were set to gladly accept £250million a year from the Super League.

Fenway Sports Group runs Liverpool as a business first and foremost. The unwillingness to sanction huge fees for the world’s best players on a regular basis is presented as a way to bring sustainability to the club but it’s ultimately about making money.

If your club sells players for more than it buys them, it’ll make money and if your club wins silverware, that’s more money in the coffers.

The ‘Moneyball’ approach that FSG has taken at Liverpool has worked but it would not have done so without Jurgen Klopp. There is not a single manager in the world that could achieve what he has with the resources he has.

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Liverpool’s Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker hugs Liverpool’s German manager Jurgen Klopp after the final whistle of the English Premier League football match between West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool at The Hawthorns stadium in West Bromwich, central England, on May 16, 2021. (Photo by RUI VIEIRA/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

FSG need to back Liverpool financially in a way that they haven’t done up until this point and they will reap the rewards.

It’s unlikely but that’s what I’d like to see happen for the owner to atone for their mistake.

Michael Mongie
Football Central Media Group founder, owner and editor.

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