Date: 4th April 2020 at 3:38pm
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A number of Liverpool fans have expressed their disgust at the club’s decision to place some of their non-playing staff on furlough during the suspension of the Premier League, which has been described by some supporters as “disgraceful“.

The recourse was communicated as part of a statement from Liverpool FC on their official website and also shared on Twitter via @LFC. It read: “Liverpool FC has placed some staff who are impacted by the Premier League suspension on furlough. The club has confirmed those staff will be paid 100 per cent of their salaries to ensure no member of staff is financially disadvantaged. Last month the club also confirmed that it would pay its matchday and non-matchday staff while the Premier League is suspended.”

Liverpool are not the only club to have furloughed non-playing employees in recent days – Bournemouth, Newcastle, Norwich and Tottenham have all taken similar action at their respective clubs (as per The Guardian). The news comes only one day after Reds captain Jordan Henderson was reported to have taken the lead in organising a fund from fellow Premier League skippers to support the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic (as per The Times).

The decision of top-flight clubs to put some staff on furlough was criticised by Julian Knight, the chair of the digital, culture, media and sport committee, earlier this week, and these Liverpool fans on Twitter were enraged by their club’s decision to implement such action at Anfield:

Liverpool fans, do you think the club acted inappropriately in placing non-playing staff on furlough? Comment below with your views.