Liverpool fans on Twitter have been responding to the latest news surrounding the Premier League and its finances.
The report claims that Premier League teams won’t have to pay Sky Sports back until the 2021/22 season, with Sky, BT Sport and the Premier League’s many international partners claiming a collective £330 million rebate as a result of the current global pandemic.
The Premier League has reportedly secured a crucial agreement with Sky Sports that means Premier League clubs will “defer the payment of a collective rebate worth in excess of £170 million”.
The report also added that this will give clubs greater flexibility in the transfer market, “potentially gaining an advantage over other European leagues.”
The hope is that the “economic tremors of the pandemic will have calmed” by August 2021 and clubs will be in a better position to make the repayments.
This post then gathered a lot of replies from Liverpool fans who were quick to share their thoughts on the matter.
Here’s a sample of Liverpool fans responding to the post:
Premier League teams won't have to pay Sky back until 2021-2022 season.
Premier League has secured a crucial agreement with leading broadcaster Sky Sports that means Premier League clubs will defer the payment of a collective rebate worth in excess of £170 million (@AdamCrafton_)
— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) June 3, 2020
So where’s the common mans rebate ?? Still getting robbed full price ??
— stuart horsburgh (@bridie64) June 3, 2020
Makes no difference fsg still wont spend money.
— Sean (@_Wood_LFC) June 3, 2020
Other Liverpool fans saw this news and immediately thought of a potential transfer swoop for RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner.
“Timo Werner likes this”
— kieran smith (@royston101288) June 3, 2020
LETS GO TIMO
— ???????? ******************* (@001Haz) June 3, 2020
Would you be disappointed if Liverpool didn't sign Werner this summer?
The 24-year-old has been in brilliant form this year having managed to score 31 goals in 40 appearances for Leipzig across all competitions so far this season (per Transfermarkt).
This record could be the reason why these Liverpool fans want the club to splash out on the striker this summer – although the striker has since been strongly linked with a move to Chelsea.
Bring Werner home?
— Shay Treanor (@ShayTreanor2) June 3, 2020
Sign Werner then
— Tom Howden (@Howden10) June 3, 2020
It’s good to hear that Premier League clubs will be able to benefit from this financial boost that could help them in the transfer market.
The fact that so many Liverpool fans in response to this news have been calling for the club to use this money to sign Werner just goes to show how desperate they are to see the German make the move to Anfield this summer.
Given Werner’s goalscoring record this season, it’s clear why they would want to see him in a Reds shirt next season.