Liverpool owner John Henry should pay out of his own back pocket for any costs incurred as a result of breaking away from the European Super League.
That is the view of former England number one Paul Robinson, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about financial punishments the Reds may face as a result of their failed breakaway from the Champions League.
The Daily Mail reported on Wednesday that the 12 founding clubs of the European Super League bought equity stakes of £8million each in the venture.
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The clubs may also face further losses for breaching their Super League contracts and, in the English clubs’ case, breaking Premier League rule L.9.
Robinson called for all of the owners in question to pay off any costs induced through the European Super League with their own personal wealth.
“That money should not come out of the club’s accounts,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs.
“They have put the club in detriment and it was their decision, not a collective decision at the club.
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“It is Henry’s investment that is losing money if he does take that money out of the club accounts. That fee cannot and should not effect the budget for players etc.
“I understand why Liverpool fans want FSG out but it will be very difficult to find a suitor in this current climate. They would not get the financial recuperation that they would want. I do not think we will see Liverpool sold.”