Two major Liverpool forces have made their feelings very clear over the European Super League, which appears to be on the brink of collpase.
Chelsea looked set to become the first of the 12 rebel clubs to quit the controversial project while Ed Woodward was understood to have resigned as Manchester United executive vice-chairman.
There were also reports that Manchester City, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona were set to withdraw while there were conflicting claims in Italy over whether Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli was still holding the role.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich drove the decision to remove his club from the competition amid widespread condemnation of the concept and considerable fan disquiet.
The Chelsea team were met by protesting supporters as they arrived at Stamford Bridge for their Premier League game against Brighton on Tuesday.
The Chelsea development was soon followed by claims that City would be following them out.
City refused to comment when contacted by the PA news agency.
“We cannot comment for legal reasons,” said a spokesperson.
Dalglish hopeful normal service will be resumed
Speaking about the controversial new league, Sir Kenny Dalglish urged the club he both played for and managed to “do the right thing” as developments gathered pace.
He tweeted: “The last few days have been difficult for everyone who loves Liverpool Football Club and I really hope we do the right thing.”
Reds skipper Jordan Henderson also echoed the comments of James Milner after Liverpool’s draw at Leeds on Monday night.
The injured Liverpool star tweeted: “We don’t like it and we don’t want it to happen. This is our collective position.
“Our commitment to this football club and its supporters is absolute and unconditional.
“You’ll Never Walk Alone.”
Trent Alexander-Arnold added: “For the fans. For the city.”