Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is looking to lead the fight from the players against the European Super League.
Jordan Henderson has once again taken lead and organised a meeting amongst fellow Premier League captains in the fight against the European Super League, according to reports. The Liverpool captain was instrumental in leading the #PlayersTogether scheme this time last year in support of the NHS in the fight against the coronavirus crisis.
Henderson rounded up all 20 Premier League captains together via Zoom to organise the initiative which involved players donating a percentage of their salaries to the NHS Charities Together group.
Now the England international is at it again, as he looks to lead the fight against the European Super League.
His Liverpool team-mate James Milner revealed last night after the 1-1 draw with Leeds that the squad found out about the ESL at the same time as everyone else.
Not only that but the veteran and manager Jurgen Klopp made it clear they were against the money-making breakaway.
According to The Daily Mail, Henderson has now reached out to the Premier League captains once again and organised a meeting.
It’s believed that this could be the start of a potential backlash from the players.
UEFA have already threatened to kick clubs out of European competition, while vowing to ban players from representing the countries at international tournaments.
It’s understood that the vast majority of players impacted by the potential changes are against the idea of a European Super League but remain powerless.
The Manchester United squad were informed by Ed Woodward on Monday that the Red Devils were one of the 12 founding members of the ESL.
Harry Maguire made it clear that they were not happy with the way the situation was handled.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was then left to answer up to questions in his press conference after news broke during Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Burnley.
Meanwhile, United forward Marcus Rashford, who won over the hearts of many with his work in the fight against child food poverty, has also tweeted an image of a banner at Old Trafford.
It reads: “Football without fans is nothing” – Matt Busby.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has also made it known he does not endorse the European Super League and claimed those at the heart of it are damaging the sport.
“A few hours before a statement was released they told me,” he said.
“No-one speaks clearly with more details about what they are going to create.
“We are not the right people to answer these questions. We don’t have all the information with (club) presidents do. I support by club.
“Sport is not a sport when the relationship between effort and success does not exist. It is not a sport if you can’t lose. It’s not fair if a team fights to get to the top and success is only guaranteed for some clubs.”