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Liverpool's Henderson to hold emergency meeting with captains amid Super League backlash

PREMIER LEAGUE By Mirror | April 20th 2021
Liverpool's Jordan Henderson applauds fans at the end of a match [REUTERS/Phil Noble]

Jordan Henderson has called an emergency meeting with all of the Premier League captains to discuss the European Super League.

The animosity between the clubs is growing as six top-flight outfits look to join the breakaway competition.

And the Liverpool skipper, who is a trusted figure in the football community will help coordinate in the meeting which will take place on Zoom on Wednesday.

The 30-year-old was approached by a couple of Premier League rivals about staging a discussion amid growing concerns over the ESL.

Henderson was a leading light during the pandemic last year as he helped the players response to the NHS crisis triggered by the coronavirus.

And again it looks as if the England international will be tasked with bringing players together amid the current divide.

Several players have come out and offered their opinion, albeit cryptically in some cases, on the controversial plans.

Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold left, and Liverpool's Jordan Henderson challenge Everton's Gylfi Sigurdsson during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England, Sunday, June 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Super, Pool)

Marcus Rashford has tweeted a picture of the famous Sir Matt Busby quote at Old Trafford that says: "Football is nothing without fans".

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Manchester United players had an emergency briefing with club chief Ed Woodward on Monday and they expressed their unhappiness at finding out about the plans via the media

The 14 Premier League clubs who are not involved in the Super League held a meeting today to discuss their next steps

They have released a statement saying: "The Premier League, alongside The FA, met with clubs today to discuss the immediate implications of the Super League proposal.

"The 14 clubs at the meeting unanimously and vigorously rejected the plans for the competition.

"The Premier League is considering all actions available to prevent it from progressing, as well as holding those Shareholders involved to account under its rules.

"The League will continue to work with key stakeholders including fan groups, Government, UEFA, The FA, EFL, PFA and LMA to protect the best interests of the game and call on those clubs involved in the proposed competition to cease their involvement immediately. "

 

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