Just two days ago, Liverpool and 11 other clubs announced their intention to join a new breakaway league titled the European Super League. Liverpool FC banded together with a handful of Europe's elite football clubs to form the new mid-week competition that would rival the UEFA Champions League.
The clubs that were set to join the Super League were: 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.
It was reported that the ownership groups of these clubs expected pushback, but not this much. The UK government, particularly Boris Johnson, stepped up and put all of their effort into stopping this league from happening. Boris Johnson met with supporter groups and discussed just how difficult he would make life for those clubs who joined in the Super League.
In addition to the government stepping in, Liverpool players have penned an emotional letter to the supporters saying just how much they do not want the European Super League to happen.
In a tweet that was sent out by every player, it said:
Jordan Henderson, who previously handed his socials over to The Cyber Smile Foundation to combat cyber bullying, even took a stand and tweeted.
"Pausing the @CybersmileHQ takeover of my social channels for this post because, as Liverpool players, it needs to be said."
Will the Liverpool players cry for help make a difference?