Football - Premier league - April 5, 2020

Jamie Carragher Slams Liverpool decision amid coronavirus crisis

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has blasted the club for their decision to place staff impacted by the Premier League suspension on furlough, suggesting the move loses the “respect and goodwill” at the club.
Following the pay cut, members of the workforce that are affected can claim up to only 80 percent of their entire wages which is a maximum of £2,500 a month from the United Kingdom government however Liverpool will top up any shortfall in their pay.
The Premier League leaders announced these measures on Saturday, as fellow Premier League sides Tottenham, Newcastle United, Norwich City, and Bournemouth all took advantage of the government scheme.
Other clubs have also been criticized for furloughing non-playing staff, with detractors suggesting that the clubs owned by wealthy individuals or companies should not be getting assistance from the British taxpayer to cover the wage costs of the staff.
However, 42-year-old ex-England defender Jamie Carragher has slammed the Reds and in his opinion. Carragher explained that the club lost much of the respect Jurgen Klopp and players had earned the club for their behavior and attitudes shown earlier in the coronavirus crisis, with club captain Jordan Henderson reportedly spearheading an attempt from the other 19 Premier League captains to raise funds for the National Health Service.
Writing on his official Twitter account, Carragher tweeted in response to the official statement by Liverpool expressing his resentment, “Jurgen Klopp showed compassion for all at the start of this pandemic, senior players heavily involved in Premier League players taking wage cuts. Then all that respect and goodwill is lost, poor this @LFC.”

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