First Premier League club not to furlough staff

First Premier League club not to furlough staff

Top-flight stars, now out of action due to the coronavirus, have come under fire after a number of clubs furloughed non-playing staff but left players' wages untouched.

Tottenham, Newcastle, Norwich and Bournemouth have said they will use a government scheme to guarantee 80 percent of salaries for non-playing staff up to a maximum of £2,500 ($3,100, 2,850 euros) per month.

The government said it was "concerned" by the standoff between players and their clubs.

And a statement from the league leaders regarding their decision to furlough read: "Liverpool FC has placed some staff who are impacted by the Premier League suspension on furlough".

Liverpool fan group, Spirit of Shankly, sounded the contrary opinion and supported the club's move. Our chair has been misquoted and misrepresented by a journalist on Twitter looking for clicks.

"We're all keen to make something happen", Rose told the BBC.

"Many of our members and the committee have raised concerns that the club intend to use taxpayers' money to pay staff".

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has backed players and managers to "do the right thing" by taking a pay cut and said any decisions made should be taken in a united way. If you argue that such measures are necessary, "Manchester city" and "Manchester United" to survive, then football is in a much worse position than we can imagine", - quotes the words of Rooney The Sunday Times. "We will report back as soon as we hear back".

Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy was among those to slam the quintet, describing their actions as "grotesque".

Liverpool, who are topping up the remaining 20 per cent of salaries, came under criticism from some of their former players on Saturday, with Jamie Carragher, Dietmar Hamann and Stan Collymore all unimpressed by their announcement. "Contrary to the morals and values of the club I got to know".

Certainly the timing is poor.

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is spearheading an attempt from Premier League stars to raise funds for the National Health Service, with Goal reporting on Saturday that Arsenal skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been part of the discussions.

A meeting of Premier League clubs on Friday had ended with agreement on the need to ask players to see 30 per cent of salaries cut or deferred.

On Friday, Premier League clubs voted to provide 125 million pounds ($153.25 million) to Football League and National League teams to help with cash flow problems caused by the shutdown.

All footballers in the top flight will suffer a 30% pay cut after premier league clubs agreed to put the proposed "combination of conditional reductions and deferrals" to players.

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