Leeds United skipper Liam Cooper to attend Premier League captains meeting in response to European Super League plans

Liam Cooper will attend an emergency meeting of Premier League captains.

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 3:50 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 3:52 pm
Leeds United club captain Liam Cooper. Pic: Bruce Rollinson

Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson has reportedly called a gathering across the top flight to discuss the proposed plans for a European Super League.

The Reds are one of the clubs who announced they were to form a rebel competition which will challenge the UEFA Champions League.

Five other Premier League teams - Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City - all signed up for the tournament, with the idea emerging over the weekend.

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The breakaway competition will see the establishment of a ‘closed league’ across Europe, without the threat of relegation for the 12 founding members.

La Liga clubs Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid also agreed to join up as did Italian giants Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan.

There has been widespread outrage and condemnation to the idea and protests were held on Monday night ahead of Leeds United's clash with Liverpool.

Club captains will now come together to discuss the proposals after a number of players and managers were forced to face questions from the media without prior knowledge of the plans.

Henderson also led footballers' response to the NHS crisis triggered by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic last year - which saw the creation of a fund to help the health service across the United Kingdom.