With news of the European Super League dominating the global football conversation, Monday’s Premier League match between Liverpool and Leeds United felt entirely meaningless. Liverpool entered the match chasing the top four and Champions League football next season — something they’ll never have to concern themselves with again if the Super League moves forward.
The reaction from supporters has been fierce, especially so for Liverpool. It’s a club that’s always aligned itself with the working class, championed the sentiment of “You’ll Never Walk Alone” and frequently paid homage to the ideas of former manager Bill Shankly, who once said, “At a football club, there’s a holy trinity — the players, the manager and the supporters. Directors don’t come into it. They are only there to sign the cheques.”
While the directors have now not just come into it, they’ve ruined the whole damn thing. Here’s a recap of today’s match using only the top comments from Liverpool’s coverage on Twitter. On the evidence below, football died today… it remains to be seen whether we’ll ever resuscitate it.
Football is for the fans. pic.twitter.com/9oQj2PM6l4— Leeds United (@LUFC) April 19, 2021
Do you like the Super League?No No No
— Ollie (@AFCOllie49) April 19, 2021
My first memory vs my last. Heartbroken. I know this has nothing to do with klopp and the players, I thank them for making my Premier league dreams come true. Sad how its ended. pic.twitter.com/9LPveUKUN5— Big Hobo Chicken (@BigHoboChickenx) April 19, 2021
Patrick Bamford gathering up all that energy from every football fan to score a last minute screamer to win the game pic.twitter.com/5ha2CK9Hxt— antoneee✌. (@antoneee_x) April 19, 2021
— viktor #SayNoToEuropeanSuperLeague (@z0lki) April 19, 2021
31’: Goal for Sadio Mané!
— Lumbardi (@LumbardiYT) April 19, 2021
I have supported this club since I was 4 years old and Kevin Keegan was my pre-school hero.
I have cried tears of happiness, joy and utter misery over a lifetime of love for the club.
I have never, in all of my 48 years cared less about a Liverpool goal.
I feel sick.— DJC (@denwend1972) April 19, 2021
— Aidan (@CFC_Aidan_) April 19, 2021
— Willgoose (@willgoose) April 19, 2021
John Terry didn’t shag his teammates wife just for you lot to turn your back on the beautiful game.Have some respect.
— antoneee✌. (@antoneee_x) April 19, 2021
I'll ask it again. Is there a point? Why not let Leeds have the points, since we've decided to fuck off to the Super League?
Does the Liverpool admin know if we have 6 super leagues in our trophy cabinet now or is it still 6 champions leagues? I’m honestly just curious to know my club’s history at this point.
Actually, an earlier change saw Entitlement subbed on to replace Competition— Stokes (@stokesmayo) April 19, 2021
Thoughts on Super League anthem? pic.twitter.com/FXMzIAoedV— Cal ⚡️ (@Ca1AFC) April 19, 2021
Substitute the owner— Stonks & HipHop (@miralemkukic7) April 19, 2021
87': Goal for Diego Llorente!
It's fate !
The football gods have spoken to you !— Tʜᴏʀғᴀʟʟ ® (@ThorfalI_) April 19, 2021
This isn’t just a goal for Leeds United or their fans. This is a goal for the entire footballing world. Thank you Diego Llorente, for doing your duty for the beautiful game ⚽️ ❤️— failure (@AiredUnited) April 19, 2021
Full-Time: 1-1 Draw
Doesn’t matter that we’ve dropped points today lads we’ve qualified for the Super League already