Liverpool journalist James Pearce has been sharing his thoughts on the Fenway Sports Group (FSG), their ownership of the Merseyside club and some potential changes they could make in the future.
On the subject of FSG and what potential changes they could make in terms of their ownership of Liverpool in the aftermath of their involvement with the European Super League, Pearce had this suggestion.
He said: “I’d really like to see fan representation on the board going forward because I think FSG have done irreparable damage to their legacy at Liverpool.
“But if John Henry is serious about listening, which he says he is, then that to me is a common-sense scenario to actually have some kind of fan representation that you can use as a sounding board, and he should also be using Jordan Henderson as a sounding board a lot more because if he had done, then they could have avoided all this sorry mess.”
As mentioned earlier, the Liverpool owners joined up with five other clubs in the Premier League alongside numerous other clubs across Europe for the European Super League, which did not go down well with fans of the Merseyside outfit.
As a result of this backlash, Liverpool and the other Premier League teams quickly withdrew from the proposed new league, which then led to Henry issuing a statement to the Liverpool fans apologising for his and the rest of the board’s actions.
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Given how Jordan Henderson reportedly called together a meeting of Premier League captains over the proposed ESL, followed by the Englishman posting out his views against the matter on his official Twitter page, it’s easy to see why Pearce thinks the board at Liverpool should be in regular close contact with the midfield man and that they should have some fan representation.
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In our view, while FSG may have let the fans and players down by their involvement with the ESL, they now have the opportunity to put things right and make these changes that Pearce has suggested to make sure an issue like this doesn’t happen again.