Jordan Henderson to call ’emergency meeting’ with PL captains over Super League

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Jordan Henderson will be involved in a Premier League captains summit to discuss the fall out of the European Super League.

The Kop skipper will help coordinate in the meeting which will take place on Zoom on Wednesday.

Henderson, 30, was approached by a couple of Premier League rivals about staging a discussion as concerns grow among players about the ramifications of the new competition.

The England midfielder's involvement is significant as he is captain of one of the six English sides to sign up to the much-maligned Super League.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and his players were met with boos and abuse on their arrival at Elland Road for their Monday night draw with Leeds.

That led to Klopp hitting out saying the move had nothing to do with players and they were not consulted on the decision so he felt the reaction was unjust.

Players at Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United, City, Arsenal and Tottenham face not being allowed to play in the Champions League while at the Super League founding members.

But their international careers could also be jeopardised by the actions of their clubs.

UEFA president Alexander Ceferin has said the governing body will look to ban players from the European Championships and the World Cup.

There are also threats of City, United and Arsenal being thrown out of this season's European competitions before next week's semi-finals in the Champions League and Europa League.

Henderson led the Premier League players in their response to the coronavirus pandemic last year to help the NHS.

He is a trusted figure among his peers because of how he handled the situation.

Henderson's team-mate James Milner has already said he does not like the idea of the Super League and hopes it doesn't happen.

While United striker Marcus Rashford posted on social media on Tuesday a picture of a Sir Matt Busby quote adorning the seats at Old Trafford which reads “Football is nothing without fans”.

  • European Super League
  • Liverpool FC
  • Champions League
  • Premier League
  • World Cup
  • Europa League
  • NHS
  • Jurgen Klopp
  • Marcus Rashford

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