By Kieran Maguire

2nd Sep, 2021 | 5:00pm

Kieran Maguire: Liverpool fans will be livid as Super League revamp 'negotiations' begin

Negotiations are underway for a Super League revamp – but Liverpool fans will not stand for the competition in any form.

So says finance boffin Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the controversial breakaway league which was aborted in April.

The Sun reported on 1 September that the remaining Super League teams – Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus – are attempting to revive the project.

They are understood to have hired a London-based PR firm to make the proposed pan-continental division more palatable to fans.

A separate report by Italian outlet Calciomercato claimed on 29 August that merit-based promotion/relegation would be introduced under the rebrand.

Liverpool were one of six Premier League teams who joined the Super League in its initial guise before backtracking amid fury from supporters.

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And Maguire insists that it will be nigh on impossible to bring the Anfield faithful around to the idea.

“I think it would be very difficult,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

Liverpool or any other of the Premier League side would find it very tough to win over the fanbase.

“As far as English football fans are concerned, we have stood together in a magnificent show of solidarity.

“We want a competition that has at least some element of sporting merit whether you qualify for it or not.

“Are clubs negotiating with potential financial backers? Yes, they are. Some of the continental clubs need this money quickly. That is the driving force.

“It has now become an ego/vanity project for Florentino Perez and Andrea Agnelli.

“They are billionaires. They aren’t used to some dedicated football fans turning around and saying: ‘This doesn’t represent the sport that we love.'”

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