Date: 6th April 2020 at 7:11pm
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A number of Liverpool fans have welcomed the club’s reversal of their decision to place some non-playing staff on furlough following widespread condemnation.

In an open letter published on the club’s official website, chief executive officer Peter Moore confirmed that they have “opted to find alternative means despite our eligibility to apply for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme”, which would have seen the government paying 80% of the salaries of staff who were due to be laid off. He also acknowledged that the club “came to the wrong conclusion” and expressed sorrow at their initial decision.

Paul Joyce, The Times’ Northern Football Correspondent, subsequently tweeted (via @_pauljoyce) news of Liverpool’s backtracking regarding the decision to furlough some employees. Many Reds fans, along with Jamie Carragher and the Spirit of Shankly supporters’ group, had been highly critical of Liverpool’s initial engagement with the government’s furlough scheme. Some Premier League clubs have furloughed staff over the past few days amid cash flow reductions from a lack of matches.

These Reds supporters on Twitter gave their views on the club’s reversal of Saturday’s furlough decision:

Liverpool fans, what do you make of the club’s decision to backtrack on furloughing some staff? Comment below with your views!