Liverpool have agreed to open discussions with fans regarding their involvement in the European Super League and it is “great news”, according to Kevin Campbell.
However, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton warned supporters they may not hear what they want because football clubs “are businesses now” and need to “earn more money”.
Liverpool were one of 12 European clubs that signed off on a breakaway from UEFA earlier this month but after outcry fan outcry decided to revert their decision.
John W Henry's message to Liverpool supporters. pic.twitter.com/pHW3RbOcKu
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 21, 2021
Liverpool’s owners, Fenway Sports Group, have received great backlash over their involvement, which led to John Henry issuing a public apology.
Reds fan group Spirit of Shankly (SOS) will now hold a meeting with senior figures at the club after a poll showed 89 per cent of their members want SOS represented at board level.
When asked by Football Insider for his thoughts on the club’s decision to meet with SOS, Campbell said:
“It is great news that the hierarchy want to meet with the fans and want to hear what they have to say but at the end of the day football clubs are businesses now.
“Being a fan, it pulls on your heartstrings when fan opinion is disregarded. It hurts but the club has to look at how they can subsidise and earn more money.
Liverpool FC’s CEO Billy Hogan’s letter in response to SOS survey and statement. We will be arranging a meeting in the coming days. pic.twitter.com/VcEACkjGEa
— Spirit of Shankly (@spiritofshankly) April 27, 2021
“I am sure it will be an interesting conversation between the hierarchy and the fan groups.
“Both sides want to see the best for Liverpool, that is something they can agree on.”