Kieran Maguire 'wowed' by 'remarkable' attack on Liverpool by president and reveals how FSG will react
Liverpool will not be worried that residual bitterness from the Super League plot will have an impact on their dealings with the ECA.
That is the view of finance expert Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after the European Club Association summit in Geneva.
Liverpool rejoined the ECA in August, four months after they resigned from the union of Europe’s most powerful clubs to join the Super League cabal.
The new ECA chairman, PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, had some choice words for the 12 teams involved in the aborted breakaway plot.
As quoted by BBC Sport on 6 September, the Qatari businessman labelled the 12 “fabulists and failures” who failed in their “midnight coup”.
But Maguire does not believe that Al-Khelaifi’s abrasive oratory is indicative of a lust for revenge over clubs like Liverpool.
“Well, wow, it’s remarkable rhetoric,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
“But as far as Liverpool are concerned, it will be water off a duck’s back.
“FSG focus on the financial returns of the club. Some sniping from a rival, that happens in business all the time.
“So I don’t see it being an issue for someone like John Henry. He is a very smart guy. They will just sigh and ignore it.
“I don’t think it will have any lasting impact. Remember, Super League still exists. So they have bigger fish to fry at the ECA.”
Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus all remain committed to the Super League.
Tottenham supremo Daniel Levy was elected as the Premier League’s ambassador to the ECA at the general assembly.