By Kieran Maguire
The strength of Liverpool and their Premier League peers may have convinced their European rivals that they have no choice but to relaunch the Super League without them.
That is the view of finance guru Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about plans to revive the breakaway competition that was aborted in April last year.
Sources told Football Insider on Thursday (27 October) that the Super League organisers are growing increasingly resigned to the fact that they will have to go ahead without English clubs.
As relayed by the Liverpool ECHO last Wednesday (19 October), Liverpool have issued a statement that explains that their stance towards the Super League has not changed since they backed out a year ago.
Maguire explains why clubs on the continent may go ahead without the likes of the Merseysiders.
“Liverpool would say this,” he told Football Insider’s Adam Williams.
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“It’s good to hear that the reluctance to join the Super League is still there.
“But at the same time, they are still shareholders in the company. If you go to the Super League website, you will see comments from the owners extolling the benefits of this non-competitive franchise competition.
“There have been rumours circulating about a continental-based Super League. This would satisfy some of the clubs such as Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus.
“Their biggest fear is that the Premier League is so successful that it will disappear out of sight.
“There is a relative lack of competition in many of the other leagues in Europe. Fans like an element of jeopardy which is not available in a lot of those leagues.“
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By Kieran Maguire