Jamie Carragher has told Sky Sports – as per Football Daily – that Liverpool owner John Henry has got to consider selling the Merseyside club after the European Super League was on the verge of complete cancellation on Tuesday evening.
Liverpool issued a statement late on Tuesday evening after growing pressure saw all six English sides admit they had made a mistake and pull out of the Super League – hours after Florentino Perez stated that a contract was binding, and they could not.
Gary Neville and Carragher have been at the front of the pack in trying to prevent a Super League from going ahead. Now, Liverpool – after Jordan Henderson and the rest of the Liverpool players posted their own statement – have exited the ESL.
Speaking on Sky Sports after the decision was made, Liverpool legend Carragher has stated that he believes American owner Henry should consider selling the club – as he does not believe that Henry can ever return to Anfield, or be friendly with fans.
“I’m delighted with every set of supporters with whom I’m normally at loggerheads with – United, Chelsea, Everton,” Carragher said. “There are still a couple of clubs hanging on in there, one of them being my own which embarrasses me a little bit.
“In terms of the owners, I’m worried about what is going on in the club. If Jurgen Klopp walked, they would be out in a week – that’s not going to happen. I do not see how John Henry can sit in that wonderful main stand and watches a game.
“I don’t see how he can come to the club again because this will never be forgotten. The best thing would be to find a buyer – I’m not sure how easy that is, but I don’t see how they can have any kind of a relationship with fans and the club going forward.”
TBR’s view – Carragher hits the nail on the head, again
In what was a huge threat to football as we know and love, Carragher and Neville deserve enormous praise for their work over the last few days in whipping up support from fans of all clubs in England to convince the six teams to exit the competition.
Liverpool fans will not be forgiving. This is a club that prides itself on being a club for the supporters, working-class people. Not greed, not unfairly gaining advantage. Henry was at the forefront of that decision and he will never be forgiven.
Certainly, it will never be forgotten and Carragher has hit the nail on the head – Henry needs to find a buyer for Liverpool.