Gary Neville has ripped into Liverpool’s owners, urging fans to recognise the ‘danger’ that ‘desperate’ Fenway Sports Group pose to the club.
The former England defender, in his role as a Sky Sports pundit, witnessed Sunday’s Old Trafford pitch invasion. Fans protested against the Glazer family’s participation in the proposed European Super League and the United – Liverpool fixture was eventually postponed.
Neville initially pointed his anger towards the Glazers, suggesting they should sell United. But he then switched his attention to Anfield and FSG’s involvement in the clandestine plot.
However, it was not just the failed ESL that drew his ire. The former United defender believes there have been many signs that not everything is rosy on Merseyside for some time.
And he listed the tell-tale indications that prove beyond doubt the American owners are floundering.
“Let’s talk about FSG a little bit,” he told Sky Sports. “They’ve been part of four things in the past 12 months which are desperate signs, they’re acting desperately behind the scenes.
“They furloughed their players, that is very un-Liverpool-like, they tried to cut their wages behind the scenes, they’ve gone for the Project Big Picture and tried to change the 14 and six rule in English football.
“Now, along with the Glazers, they’ve tried to create a Super League. These are desperate actions from the owners of Liverpool Football Club.”
Neville urges Liverpool fans to get wise
The ESL debacle has opened the eyes of many football fans across the country. Opposition to the idea of a breakaway league was universal and it did not take long for the clubs involved to back down.
Neville understands that the affects of the pandemic are being felt throughout the sport. He feels that is one of the reasons why Liverpool’s owners have behaved so poorly in recent times.
And he wants the Reds fans to realise that their beloved club is the hands of dangerous people.
“I think they’re struggling at the moment, through Covid obviously, economic issues like loads of businesses have all around the world, but they’re acting desperately,” he added.
“At this moment in time, I accept that Manchester United fans are angrier with the Glazers than Liverpool fans are, but the Liverpool fans need to see the danger of what FSG are doing because they are acting desperately behind the scenes.”