Gary Neville claims Jurgen Klopp protects Liverpool owners FSG

The Glazers, Fenway Sports Group and other owners who were involved in the attempted European Super League back in 2021 shouldn’t be trusted.

While that should go without saying at this point, it sounds like some pundits still need convincing that these are all examples of untrustworthy owners in football.

Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville has warned Liverpool fans that they could soon be in for a scenario similar to that of his beloved club.

United fans have voiced their opposition against the Glazers for almost 18-years, with the latest anti-Glazer protests taking place on Sunday. Even Erik ten Hag was seen waving a green and gold scarf.

Meanwhile, Liverpool’s FSG have also faced criticism from their own fans over the manner in which they’ve run things at Anfield.

Neville has suggested that Jurgen Klopp’s success with the team has protected the owners – albeit to a lesser extent than Sir Alex Ferguson in his latter years at Old Trafford.

Speaking on The Overlap, as quoted by the Daily Mail, Neville said: “Klopp is protecting the owners [at Liverpool].

“Sir Alex’s genius of actually being able to compile a squad together basically off low spend, relative to the other clubs like Chelsea and City at the time when they started spending, is he is shielding the owners and basically protecting them from what’s eventually going to come.

“I think the patterns at United where the Glazer family are that ultimately they have to leave because they failed in all three of the major sporting and non-sporting objectives.

“My point is once Liverpool start to fail on the sporting objective, if Klopp doesn’t get the money or he leaves in the next year or two, you’ll start to see it unfold there in the same ways as it had done at United with the Glazers.

“Liverpool’s fanbase is equally as passionate, love their club, want to see Liverpool at the very top, they won’t accept them being sixth and seventh now after what they have seen the last few years. They had that for 30 years, they accepted it patiently then.”

You can catch Neville’s comments in full below, via The Overlap on YouTube (from 40:10):

FSG scuppered plans to sell Liverpool at the end of last year. It was thought that the Glazers’ decision to sell United put them off, with interest from investors focused on the Manchester club.

The fact of the matter is none of these greedy owners should be trusted whether it’s the Glazers or FSG.

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