Kieran Maguire: Liverpool have 'new weapon' in their armoury after board reveal
Liverpool are set to have a new “weapon in their armoury” in the form of a fan veto on matters relating to the club constitution.
So says finance guru Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about mooted changes to the governance structure at Anfield.
The Liverpool Echo reported last Sunday (28 November) that supporters’ trust Spirit of Shankly are on the cusp of sealing greater boardroom power.
The deal would legally require FSG to obtain the consent of supporters before joining a new competition or moving away from Anfield.
The news coincides with the publication of Tracey Crouch MP’s review into English football, which advocates greater supporter representation.
Maguire predicts that the Spirit of Shankly news will be welcomed from terraces at Anfield.
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“I think this is a good safety net for fans,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
“Liverpool fans are proud of the history and heritage of the English game and their place in it. This is a vote of last resort on issues such as changing league.
“It will help to diminish the chances of something as crass as Super League happening again, although a watered-down version could still emerge.
“They won’t move stadium, that’s a red herring. They have spent so much on the development of Anfield that they wouldn’t give countenance to that.
“But it’s nice to have a new weapon in your armoury. From the perspective of a fan, you have that silver bullet to protect your heritage.“
Liverpool were one of six Premier League clubs to join the Super League in April (2021), sparking fury among fans.
On the pitch, Jurgen Klopp’s side are 3rd in the league table after 14 matches in 2021-22.