Finance guru: Liz Truss may be set to do Liverpool 'private' favour
Liverpool may be “privately” pleased with Liz Truss’s ascension to Number 10 given her stance on the Fan-Led Review for English Football.
That is the view of finance expert Doctor Dan Plumley, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after Truss was named as Boris Johnson’s successor on Monday (5 September).
Her Conservative Party colleague Tracey Crouch outlined a number of recommendations to improve governance in the English game in the Fan-Led Review in November last year.
But The Mirror reported last Friday (2 September) that, despite previously backing the charter, the new prime minister’s camp is not favourable towards the Fan-Led Review.
Liverpool have already implemented one of Crouch’s recommendations in the form of a supporter board.
But “big” clubs like the Reds would be pleased if Truss’s new Cabinet turn their back on the Review, suggests Plumley.
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“I think that they could privately be pleased with this,” the Sheffield Hallam University expert told Football Insider’s Adam Williams.
“The Premier League don’t want independent regulation. The noises are that they are not quite happy with some of the recommendations of the Fan-Led Review, so I think that tells us the lay of the land.
“You can see that for the bigger clubs with their power and position in the market, they don’t want to give away any ground.
“You can understand that from the point of view of the Premier League and individual clubs, but there is also talk about considerations for the lower leagues and the indsutry.
“It’s a tough one, but if it doesn’t get a Government sign-off, the big clubs will be happy about that. That will be a win for them.”