Liverpool supporters have been put through an emotional rollercoaster. Just two days ago, Liverpool FC and 11 other clubs released a joint statement announcing their intention to join and form a new European competition dubbed the European Super League.
The Reds joined up with 11 of Europe's elite football clubs to form the new league that would provide the clubs with massive profits. Those involved are: AC Milan, Arsenal FC, Atlético de Madrid, Chelsea FC, FC Barcelona, FC Internazionale Milano, Juventus FC, Liverpool FC, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid CF and Tottenham Hotspur.
However, Chelsea have filed formal papers requesting to withdraw from the European Super League. BBC Sport have reported that Chelsea have prepared documentation to request an immediate withdrawal from the newly created league.
It is said that Chelsea were late in joining the breakaway league and that they never truly wanted to join.
In the statement released, the Super League said, "Going forward, the Founding Clubs look forward to holding discussions with UEFA and FIFA to work together in partnership to deliver the best outcomes for the new League and for football as a whole."
It seems that they were more than prepared to work with other football governing bodies, but the owners were not expecting pushback from the parliament and the UK government.
The Prime Minister, Bruce Johnson, talked to several supporters groups and promised to kill off any Super League proposals. It seemed that it worked as Chelsea have formally removed and distanced themselves from the league that they helped create.
Will Liverpool follow the Blues lead?