Liverpool alongside the other 11 'Founding Clubs' released a statement last night announcing the formation of a new European competition, the Super League. The announcement was met with great scrutiny from supporters and football governing bodies alike.
UEFA and FIFA have threatened action against the clubs who join the Super League, but it seems that the owners of these clubs were prepared for this and expected it.
Reports from the Times claim that the new Super League have already written to UEFA and FIFA. In these written notices, the Super League clubs which include England's 'big six' said that they have already filed notions in court.
The Super League claims that these court filings would prevent the footballing authorities of FIFA and UEFA from imposing bans or fines on them.
The statement that was released last night included that the Super League has secured £3.5 billion from J.P. Morgan (an American finical institution). It has also been reported that the Super League will take legal action to protect it right to form a breakaway league that competes with the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League.
In the statement, the Super League's Chairman Florentino Perez who is also the President of Real Madrid had this to say.
“We will help football at every level and take it to its rightful place in the world. Football is the only global sport in the world with more than four billion fans and our responsibility as big clubs is to respond to their desires.”