James Milner added his voice to these opposing the proposed European Tremendous League.
Veteran Liverpool midfielder Milner was talking after a 1-1 draw towards his boyhood membership Leeds United at Elland Highway – a sport that was overshadowed by the vitriolic fallout over the breakaway plans that have been controversially introduced on Sunday.
Liverpool are one in every of 12 golf equipment, together with all the Premier League’s ‘huge six’ to have signed up for the plans for a brand new elite European competitors that might successfully be a closed store with everlasting membership for 15 groups and with restricted alternatives for others to qualify.
Stakeholders throughout the sport, together with UEFA and FIFA have strongly criticised the transfer and Milner adopted the pre-match lead of his supervisor Jurgen Klopp by putting himself at odds with Liverpool’s Boston-based homeowners, the Fenway Sports activities Group.
“I can solely say my private opinion. I don’t prefer it and hopefully it doesn’t occur,” the previous Manchester Metropolis participant advised Sky Sports activities.
“It’s been tough for us attempting to arrange for a sport. I can solely think about what’s been stated about it and doubtless agree with most of it.”
Leeds followers protested towards the Tremendous League outdoors the stadium, whereas their gamers warmed up in t-shirts instructing Liverpool to “earn” Champions League qualification.
Sadio Mane put the Reds forward however Diego Llorente’s late header prevented the guests from securing a win that might have put them above fourth-placed West Ham on purpose distinction.
“The gamers don’t have any say. The welcome to the bottom felt a bit unjust,” Milner added.
“We’re right here to play soccer and don’t have any management over it.”