Kieran Maguire: Liverpool handed Super League boost by Gianni Infantino - 'power's gone to his head'
Gianni Infantino’s willingness to entertain the prospect of the European Super League will embolden the likes of Liverpool who remain interested in the breakaway plot.
That is the view of finance guru Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the attempts to relaunch the Super League by Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus.
Barca president Joan Laporta recently claimed that Liverpool along with their peers in the so-called Big Six are still open to the Super League, which is now being steered by a company called A22 Sports Management.
As quoted by the Daily Mail earlier this month (21 December), Laporta has now revealed that Fifa president Gianni Infantino is willing to enter discussions about the Super League.
That is a U-turn on his previous stance, which was to deride the competition as anti-meritocratic and anti-democratic.
Maguire claims that Infantino’s new position will be a boost to the efforts to revive the Super League.
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“If Gianni Infantino told me it was light outside, I’d open the curtains just to check,” he told Football Insider’s Adam Williams.
“He tries to say whatever people want to hear him say. His behaviour has become increasingly bizarre. Power can go to people’s heads at times.
“Super League is not dead, it’s sleeping. Even if it isn’t created, clubs will be chipping away at Uefa to make greater concessions and remove competitive balance within its competitions.
“Having Infantino in a position whereby he seemingly is not opposed to Super League does give the clubs behind the competition that they will be able to dominate football to an even greater extent than they have historically.“
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