Liverpool owner John W Henry was forced to apologize after the European Super League reached a crisis point.
Henry named the Premier League champion as one of the 12 founding members for the competition, which would give a huge financial boost.
However, the closed shop nature of the tournament led to widespread condemnation, with the Reds eventually becoming one of nine teams to confirm their intention to leave.
In a lengthy statement, Henry confirmed that Fenway Sports Group will continue to do everything for the benefit of the club, which will surely be music to Jurgen Klopp’s ears.
The German will be desperate for funds in the summer window to help close the gap in champions Manchester City.
A number of names are still linked to a move to Anfield, and with that in mind, the latest rumors from Liverpool are:
Perez makes Mbappe admission
If it’s been a turbulent few days for the drivers at Anfield, it’s probably part of the pressure Florentino Perez, Real Madrid’s boss, is experiencing.
The driving force behind the plans is that Perez was left off the boards as nine of the 12 members withdrew their applications within hours.
Los Blancos were desperate for the competition to continue to recoup their huge losses over the past few years.
The La Liga champions, along with Liverpool, are widely linked with Kylian Mbappe, who has yet to promise his future to Paris Saint-Germain.
In an interview with El Chiringuito, Perez pointed out that it can be difficult to make a move for the World Cup winner.
‘I go out with a mask, no one recognizes me and suddenly I hear:’ Exactly, draw Mbappe ‘. I tell them to be calm, ”he explained.
“We have to develop. We have won a lot and we have to restore the illusion, the desire to compete. ‘
On the ESL, he added: ‘Real Madrid is in a very bad economic situation. Real Madrid have lost more than € 400 million in two seasons – and that’s just Real Madrid! ‘
Alaba is on his way to Real Madrid
According to Sky Sports Germany, the legendary David Alaba from Bayern Munich is ready to end the speculation about his next destination and join Real Madrid.
The Austrian has been linked with the Reds, along with a number of Premier League clubs after announcing he would leave Germany.
But it has now been reported that the versatile defender will join Los Blancos on a five-year contract that will be announced in the coming weeks.
After confirming his departure from the Allianz earlier this year, he pointed out that a move to La Liga could be on the map, when he said: ‘My Spanish is not good, but good enough for the field.’
Caleta-Car on the market
Liverpool were heavily linked with Marseille defender Duje Caleta-Car in the January transfer window, only to see the French club apparently pull the plug on a possible deal.
However, it is now claimed that the Ligue 1 kit is ready to listen to offers for Caleta-Car if the Reds revive their interest.
After extensive ties with the 24-year-old did not lead to a move, Klopp stepped in under the sign of Ben Davies and Ozan Kabak, while the latter was loaned out for the rest of the campaign.
But the Reds boss is likely to be in the market for further defensive reinforcements after watching their title defense diminished by injuries.
RMC Sport (via Metro) claims that Marseille will not stand in the way of Caleta-Car to complete a move to a club that the player himself described as ‘one of the biggest in the world’.
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