Tag Archives: Liverpool

The Fiver | They would do anything (furlough) but they won’t do that | Football


KEEPING 220 YARDS APART There was celebration today after Liverpool decided to furlough the idea of furloughing their employees, giving in to an outcry from fans, former players and over-opinionated media types with too many column inches to fill now there’s no sport on. There has been no word yet …

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Dogs, doughnuts and the day Palace pipped Liverpool to the FA Cup final | Football

Crystal Palace defender Richard Shaw snuffs out a threatening run by Peter Beardsley.

The result was never in doubt in the half-time entertainment at Villa Park on 8 April 1990. The police dog representing Liverpool sailed over the ever-increasing barriers with speed and serenity, while the Palace pooch stumbled and failed to keep up. A sympathetic, bordering on patronising, round of applause rippled …

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Liverpool reverse decision to furlough staff after fierce criticism | Football

Liverpool have reversed a controversial decision to put around 200 non-playing staff on furlough following widespread criticism of their plans to use the government’s coronavirus job retention scheme. The world’s seventh-richest football club announced on Saturday that it was to follow Newcastle, Tottenham, Norwich and Bournemouth in furloughing non-playing staff …

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‘What would Shankly do?’ Not what Liverpool are doing, that’s for sure | Football

Six months ago the Liverpool chief executive, Peter Moore, was asked what distinguished his club from other European football giants. “We had this amazing historical figure: Bill Shankly, a Scottish socialist who built the foundation,” he told El Pais. “Even today, when we talk about business, we ask ourselves: ‘What …

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Liverpool become latest Premier League club to furlough non-playing staff | Football

Liverpool have become the latest high-profile club to furlough non-playing staff on the day Burnley warned that some Premier League clubs could lose £100m as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The Premier League leaders announced their decision to put approximately 200 employees on furlough as managers, captains and representatives …

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My favourite game: Liverpool v Arsenal, Premier League 2004 | Sport

Liverpool’s Xabi Alonso scores the first of three sumptuous goals on the day.

Whoever you asked, the prediction was the same. Neil Mellor was going to be a Liverpool legend. The kid could not stop scoring. Before he had kicked a ball in senior football, Mellor was the subject of fevered chatter among Liverpool fans in the know. As a youngster he had …

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Pay cuts, furlough or deferrals: what are the Premier League clubs doing? | Football

Crystal Palace have said matchday staff will ‘not be financially disavantaged’.

Arsenal Arsenal continue to monitor the situation regarding player and staff wages and are playing an active role in the Premier League’s discussions. But there has been no decision taken and the focus has been on ensuring casual employees are looked after. All will be paid as normal until 30 …

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Merseyside’s red and blue mobilise forces in fight to save local livelihoods | Football

The Winslow adjacent to Goodison Park ‘have to take it on the chin and try to recover’ after the shutdown that has put pressure on local businesses.

The Winslow on Goodison Road would have been heaving with Evertonians before and after the Merseyside derby on Monday but never opened its doors because of the suspension of the Premier League. Unless football resumes inside the stadium opposite within two months, they may not open again. “We just have …

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Everton’s new stadium can ‘unlock economic potential’ after crisis | Football

Building Everton’s new stadium later this year will help boost economic confidence and unlock potential in the wake of the inevitable slowdown because of the coronavirus crisis, according to Henri Murison, director of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership. He believes the “mega-project” will be important in boosting the region’s short- and …

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Virgil van Dijk fears coronavirus could see title won in empty stadium | Football

While the fate of the current football season remains in the balance, Virgil van Dijk has spoken of his fear that Liverpool’s first title success in three decades will eventually be secured in an empty stadium while fans are excluded because of the coronavirus pandemic. The season is currently on …

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