Liverpool will follow Chelsea’s lead and introduce fan representation at future board meetings.
That’s according to former Sunderland hitman Kevin Phillips, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about Chelsea’s recent announcement.
Last week, Chelsea announced there will be a supporter presence at all future board meetings.
This comes after the ‘big six’ Premier League clubs were slammed for attempting to form a breakaway European Super League.
Those plans were almost immediately scrapped following the negative reaction but it sparked a debate about fan representation at the top level of football clubs.
Phillips insists club owners must listen to fans and hailed Chelsea’s recent move as ‘sensible’.
When asked if Liverpool will follow Chelsea’s lead, Phillips told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, “I think they probably will.
“It’s sensible because there isn’t a club without the fans. Why wouldn’t you get someone involved?
“Someone on the board, someone who speaks to the fans and then really listen to them. Don’t just get them there as a passenger.
“Actually listen to them because they’re so passionate. We saw that last week with the protests at Old Trafford.
“The fans are everything to these football clubs. I wouldn’t be surprised if Liverpool follow suit.”
Liverpool boosted their hopes of securing a top four spot by beating Southampton 2-0 on Saturday night.
The Reds face Manchester United, West Brom, Burnley and Crystal Palace in their remaining Premier League games.