Liverpool midfielder James Milner opens on European Tremendous League
Liverpool Midfielder James Milner has commented on the ongoing talks of the European Super League. He spoke after Liverpool’s 1-1 draw on Elland Road against Leeds United in the Premier League.
The game was largely overshadowed by protests against the controversial demolition plans announced on Sunday. The Reds took the lead after Sadio Mane received a first pass from Trent Alexander-Arnold. Leeds came back strong in the second half. And their dominance led to a late equalizer from center-back Diego Llorente.
The draw meant Liverpool missed the chance to climb to fourth place over Chelsea and West Ham United. However, the importance of a top 4 spot is still unclear if the Super League is successful.
Liverpool are one of 12 clubs that have signed up to launch a new European competition. Other clubs are the Big Six of the Premier League, Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Barcelona, AC Milan, Juventus and Inter Milan.
Liverpool and Leeds players in action. Photo: Sportskeeda
Milner in the Super League
The decision of the top European clubs to found a European league did not go down well with the fans. Even certain players responded to the decision. And after the game against Leeds United, Liverpool vice-captain James Milner gave his opinion on the situation.
The former Leeds player said he is not a fan of the Super League and does not want it to replace the Champions League and domestic leagues. Speaking to Sky Sports, Milner said:
Milner hopes the Super League doesn’t take place. Photo: Sky Sports
“I can only give my personal opinion. I don’t like it and hopefully it doesn’t happen. It was difficult for us to prepare for a game. I can only imagine what has been said about it and probably agree with most if it is.
The players have no say. The greeting on the floor felt a little unfair. We are here to play football and we have no control over it. “
Klopp criticizes the Super League
Klopp also spoke about the Super League. Photo: Daily Express
Similar to Milner, Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has doubts about the Super League project. Klopp was only informed of the Liverpool owners FSG’s plans to join the Super League. And the German coach has discarded talks about his resignation if Liverpool join the proposed league. After Liverpool’s game he said:
“I’m here as a football coach and manager and I will do so as long as people allow it. I heard today that I was going to resign. That makes me stickier that I’ll stay I feel responsible. For the team, I feel responsible for the club and the relationship we have with our fans. It’s a very hard time, but I’ll try to sort it out somehow. “
Leeds fans protested outside Elland Road before the game against the Super. During the warm-up, the players also wore T-shirts that read “Football is for the fans. Earn it ”, direction Liverpool. Klopp also said:
“The team has nothing to do with it and I actually have nothing to do with it. But people treat us like us. Leeds fans came here before the game today and yelled at us. ”