Jamie Carragher slams Liverpool after club announced they will put some members of staff on the government’s furlough leave scheme.
The Premier League leaders released a statement on Saturday which read: ” Liverpool FC has placed some staff who are impacted by the Premier League suspension on furlough.
“The club has confirmed those staff will be paid 100 per cent of their salaries to ensure no member of staff is financially disadvantaged.”
Liverpool have been hugely criticised for the controversial decision, and have even been accused of taking advantage of a scheme which is suppose to be designed for businesses in trouble, yet they’ve posted a pre-tax profit of £42m in February and increased turnover to £533m in 2018/19.
And Carragher has also expressed his dismay with the club’s decision, and took to Twitter to air his disapproval.
“Jurgen Klopp showed compassion for all at the start of this pandemic, senior players heavily involved in @premierleague players taking wage cuts,” Carragher said.
“Then all that respect & goodwill is lost, poor this @LFC.”
Jurgen Klopp showed compassion for all at the start of this pandemic, senior players heavily involved in @premierleague players taking wage cuts. Then all that respect & goodwill is lost, poor this @LFC https://t.co/9bE8Rw1veE
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) April 4, 2020
Other figures have slammed Liverpool, one anonymous member of staff told the BBC: “The club call their staff their family – I’m not feeling like a family member.
“Why is a club that turns over £100m using a government scheme for its staff when other businesses are more in need of it?
“I feel disappointed and I’m feeling that this government scheme could be used by businesses in trouble.”
The member of stuff have said that they are “disappointed, especially after Everton said they were not doing it”.
Tottenham and Newcastle are also using the furlough scheme, though it’s yet to be seen how many others choose to do so, with football still not looking likely to return for a while yet.
Fans gave their reaction as Jamie Carragher slams Liverpool after club put staff on furlough leave…
Agreed. It is so so poor @LFC
— Helena (@Helsbellss) April 4, 2020
Expected nothing less. Classless club
— MUFC20 (@mcrooks1980) April 4, 2020
Well done carra for taking of your red glasses and saying it how it is. It’s piss poor from the reds. https://t.co/sQpinbCbGm
— Fredy Boswell (@fredyefc) April 4, 2020
The problem is that your club can afford to pay their staff whilst they are not working. It’s as simple as that! It’s like a millionaire sitting outside the local bank begging for change. Disgraceful!
— BrAdY (@ChristianBrady) April 4, 2020
Totally agree I’ve been slagging Spurs off and I’m now as disgusted with my own club. No way should any premier league club being taking government money let alone one of the richest in the world. #LFC @LFCTV
— Craig (@craigest1979) April 4, 2020
Completely agree with Carra here. Disgraceful behaviour from a club that have billionaire owners. https://t.co/FsT29ONnw5
— Tom Carter (@TomCarter009) April 4, 2020
— KA (@KA281183) April 4, 2020
Embarrassing move from a club this rich in trophies and tradition. Nothing to do with the manager or players, bad decision made by the board. Lowering themselves to Levy and Ashley’s level.
— Kieron (@KieronWhetton) April 4, 2020
Awful club. Disgrace
— Daniel Lewis (@dannylew1985) April 4, 2020
Damage is already done unfortunately
— Teddy Watson (@teddywatson123) April 4, 2020
You’ll never walk alone eh ?
— Rich (@Richwfc2) April 4, 2020
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