Liverpool execs ‘make two video presentations to senior stars over cost of coronavirus crisis’ to club as players consider a possible wage deferral
- Liverpool executives made two video presentations to senior Liverpool players
- They outlined the financial costs of an uncompleted season with lost revenue
- Players discussed the matter privately before stating their position this week
- Stars understand compromises have to be made but talks remain tenatative
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Liverpool’s players have held two video conferences with club executives about the possibility of deferring wages, according to The Athletic.
At an initial video conference last week, chiefs made a presentation to players which explained the financial cost the club will face if the Premier League season cannot be completed and TV revenue is lost.
The Reds are six points away from securing their first title in 30 years should the campaign be completed.
Liverpool players have held two video conferences with club executives about wage deferrals
Chiefs made a presentation to players which explained the financial cost the club could face
Several projections were outlined to senior members of the squad who are understood to have subsequently discussed the matter privately before stating their position at a follow-up meeting earlier this week.
Players understand the compromises that will have to be made should the season not be completed or be finished behind closed doors but both parties have agreed to seek more clarity from the league before finalising a decision.
A source close to the squad told the Athletic ‘It’s not easy trying to get 25 different players, all with different situations, different contracts, different personal relationships and different relationships with the club to all agree on a way forward.
Chief executive Peter Moore apologised last week after the club reversed it’s furlough decision
‘But there is a general willingness to help with deferrals, if needed, during what’s a difficult period for everyone. They’ll discuss it further when the situation becomes clearer.’
Chief executive Peter Moore apologised last week after the club reversed it’s decision to furlough non-playing staff following criticism from supporters.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson and James Milner were at the centre of negotiations surrounding the #PlayersTogether campaign which was launched last week.
Stars from across the division have agreed to make a sizeable donation to the NHS to help fight coronavirus.
Liverpool’s discussions come after Arsenal players took a step closer to agreeing to pay cuts following an intervention from manager Mikel Arteta.
Arsenal players are close to agreeing a pay cut after an intervention from manger Mikel Arteta
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