Liverpool fans given hope of boardroom overhaul amid landmark announcement - Kieran Maguire
Liverpool fans are “incredibly well organised and articulate” and would be an asset to the club if represented at board level.
That is according to finance guru and Football Insider columnist Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively after Chelsea announced there would be supporter presence at board meetings from 1 July.
Three fan representatives will be picked through an “election and selection process” in order to ensure “supporter sentiment” is reflected in the club’s management.
Liverpool supporters trusts have called for similar measures to be implemented at their club.
Liverpool pressure group Spirit of Shankly recently held talks with chief executive Billy Hogan regarding fan representation.
Maguire praised Liverpool fans for their commitment and claimed that their presence would improve the club’s decision-making process.
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“They express their viewpoints very well,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
“I think Spirit of Shankly are incredibly well organised and articulate.
“They have been regularly disappointed with the decisions made by FSG in terms of furlough, ticket prices, trying to get a copyright for the word ‘Liverpool’, and now the Super League.
“It would be good if they could have some form of representation. They are really smart and they won’t be browbeaten at a board meeting because they know their stuff.
“That’s the critical thing. If there is to be fan representation then the fans need to be streetwise and business savvy.”
Liverpool fans were provoked into action following the botched European Super League plot.
The Premier League recently announced they will introduce a new league constitution to ensure history does not repeat itself.