In terms of Liverpool’s now public stance — it should have remained within the confines of the Premier League — on the re-distribution of overseas TV rights, I would ignore the antiquarian response of Dave Whelan.
nyone wanting a ‘good quote’ always calls the Wigan chairman/owner who, remember, is part of the elite cartel that cares little for the financial state of the rest of the football pyramid.
Instead, I point to the hypocrisy of Chelsea and Manchester United for not backing the Anfield Managing Director Ian Ayre who spoke for ‘their’ interests as well as Liverpool’s.
It’s natural that the top clubs look at how the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid ‘equip’ themselves. Like it or not, ‘fair’ or not, there WILL be a change in how TV rights, certainly those from abroad, are handed out. It’s as certain as the eventual formation of a European League. Go on, ask Whelan about that one.