Leaks confirm Liverpool could be part of a new European Super League

LFC Globe
2nd November 2018
Liverpool FC

Liverpool are one of 10 other clubs to be in discussion over a new European Super League that will begin in 2021.

According to Football Leaks' latest scoop, Liverpool, , , and have been involved in ‘secret' meetings for a newly-proposed super league.

The five big teams from England will join 6 other European clubs to be the founding members of the league, with another five teams being ‘initial guests' to a 16-team competition.

, , , Bayern Munich, and will form the main clubs in the competitions and are immune from relegation.

The documents reveal that the 'initial guests' will be , Borussia Dortmund, Marseille, Inter Milan and AS Roma. 

The 11 founder clubs will be guaranteed membership for 20 years, whilst there will also be a second league under the European Super League.

LFC News

LFC News / Image: Liverpool FC

Teams will be able to gain promotion from the second division, but may have to play a series of knock-out games to earn promotion - but only at the place of the ‘initial guests'.

The league is set to be two-phased, with teams competing in both group fixtures and knockout rounds.

The move to a Europe-wide league would be a big threat to the future of both the and , plus other big domestic leagues.

It is calculated that each of the clubs could receive annual revenues of '£440m or above'. To put that into perspective, Real Madrid received around £80m for winning the Champions League.

The terms are not yet set but clubs have a specific date in November 2018 to sign a binding agreement that would allow the league to form.

LFC News

The future of the Champions League and Premier League could be in doubt / Image: BackpagePix

The 11 original members will organise and control the European Super League by registering a joint company in Spain. Real Madrid will possibly hold an 18.77 per cent ownership stake according to the documents.

Barcelona will own 17.61 per cent, Man United 12.58 per cent and Bayern would be the fourth largest shareholder at 8.29 per cent.

It's not known how much of an ownership stake Liverpool would own in the potential European Super League.

Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke was contacted over the reports and claimed he would not let his club leave the Bundesliga but confirmed: “I also believe that a few of Europe's large clubs are clearly working on it.”

This is a breaking story and more is expected over the next few days and weeks.

Share This Article
Live Liverpool FC News
cross linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram