Talks are ongoing between Liverpool and Manchester United over lucrative pre-season friendlies against each other at Anfield and Old Trafford this summer.
The two clubs are facing travel restrictions because of the pandemic, hence the need for the pre-season friendlies. The duo have both seen their plans to be parts of the European Super League go up in smoke in the last 48 hours.
Recall Reds owner John W Henry has said sorry to the club’s fans for the move. “I want to apologise to all the fans and supporters of Liverpool Football Club for the disruption I caused over the past 48 hours,” said Henry.
“It goes without saying but should be said that the project put forward was never going to stand without the support of the fans. No-one ever thought differently in England.
“Over these 48 hours you were very clear that it would not stand.
“We heard you. I heard you.”
The lucrative pre-season friendlies could serve as test events for clubs bringing back capacity crowds for the new Premier League season.
Recall Liverpool and Man United have previously met in pre-season through their participation in tournaments such as the US-based International Champions Cup, but playing each other on their home grounds would be sure to add a competitive edge to the fixtures.