Liverpool were forced to apologize that the Premier League club abandoned its controversial plan of non-game personal leave during the coronavirus Monday while FIFA urged play- ers and clubs to reach an agreement on the reduction of wages.
Liverpool facing angry criticism by fans and former players after revealing the weekend they wanted to use the furlough system of the British government.
Fenway Sports Group, the US-based owners of Liverpool, wanted to put about 200 employees on leave forced during the pandemic while the government paid 80 percent of their salaries
Fellow teams Tottenham top flight, Newcastle, Bournemouth Norwich already have furloughed staff, but it was table-toppers Liverpool. – with pretax profit of 42 million pounds ($ 51.7 m illion) for the 2018-19 season -. who has come to most critics, in part because of their club reputation with a strong connection to the working class community of Merseyside
The fierce game triggered a sudden retreat as Liverpool chief executive Peter Moore wrote an open letter to supporters announcing that they would opt for “other means” to the path of long service leave after consulting “key stakeholders. “
” We believe we came to the wrong conclusion last week announcing that we were planning to ask staffcoronavirus deduction program and furlough leave because of the suspension of the football calendar Premier League and we are really sorry “writes Moore.
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher tweeted, “Well done @PeterMooreLFC @LFC a big mistake at the start and reconnaissantsment now it has been put right. “
With the Premier League postponed indefinitely because of the virus, Manchester City, bankrolled by Sheikh Mansour of Abu Dhabi, said they would not be using the job retention system Government, with Manchester United set to follow suit.
U-turn Liverpool came as flight up teams of England, among the richest in the world, were increasingly under surveillanceMoreover, with government ministers warning the owners and the players that they should “reflect” on their next moves.
The highest paid Premier League players such as Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea and Manchester City midfielder Kevin salaries watering eyes-control Bruyne in the process have 20 million pounds per year.
FIFA on Monday urged clubs and players to reach an agreement on taking wage cuts for protect the clubs that suffer financial damage, the sources body gov-Erning of world football said.
It also recommended that the player contracts were extended until the end of the football season interrompu and that the transfer window should not open until then.
the appeal of FIFA is that Premier League clubs are locked in talks with the players and their representatives about taking pay cuts.
The English top flight is lagging behind other European leagues.
In Spain, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid players have agreed to wage cuts of 70 percent.
many politicians have called for action in the Premier League and in a poll conducted by the polling company britanniqueYouGov last week, 92 percent of respondents expressed support for a pay cut.
But some key actors re political pressurenvoyé. The former England captain Wayne Rooney has criticized the government and Premier League footballers to put in a “no-win” situation.
“For me, it is now a hopeless situation,” Rooney said in a newspaper column. “No matter how you look at it, we’re easy targets. “
Meanwhile, the Director General of the Association (PFA) player of professional footballers union of England, said he would not take a cut in salary of 2 million delivered.
“PFA will donations and PFA participates in the charity of the players,” Gordon Taylor told The Guardian when asked directly if he would accept a pay cut.
Taylor added hest composed of members believe the suggestion of the Premier League of a proposed 30 percent wage reduction in all top flight clubs was impractical, given the different national financial positions teams.
“You can not have a costume fitting all sizes, as there is such a gap in income and former ThE EXPENSES,” he said.
However, in the latest sign the financial crisis caused by the coronavirus, England Gareth Southgate and senior employees of the Football Association agreed to take pay cuts of up to 30 percent.