Leeds send message to Liverpool over Super League with Elland Road banner

Liverpool face Elland Road at Leeds United on Monday night, and in doing so, become the first Premier League club to face the music following Sunday’s European Super League announcement.

The Reds were named as one of 12 ‘founding members’ to the proposed tournament, that would effectively replace the current UEFA competitions.

Along with the reigning Premier League champions Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham plan to join Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, AC Milan and Inter in the new tournament.

The six English clubs have come in for intense criticism from all, with United legend Gary Neville suggesting they could face points deductions and be stripped of titles.

Should the planned competition get the go ahead, it would mean the likes of Liverpool would be entitled to play in the continent’s top competition, regardless of domestic league position.

Leeds majority shareholder Andrea Radrizzani has made his feelings known ahead of the game, taking to social media to vent his frustration.

"Absolutely against the sporting spirit, the dream of millions of fans to conquer the championships on the field, with planning, vision, work. Kill dreams of club, players and fans,” the angry statement read.

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    And the club have now erected a huge banner in the Don Revie stand which reads, ‘EARN IT ON THE PITCH, FOOTBALL IS FOR THE FANS’.

    It is also believed the Leeds players will wear shirts with that slogan on the front.

    Despite the game being another to be played behind closed doors, some disgruntled supporters from both clubs have arrived outside the stadium, bringing a number of banners of their own.

    Liverpool supporter group Spirit of Shankly rounded on Reds' owners FSG and vowed to do all they can to stop the move.

    They said: "FSG have ignored fans in their relentless and greedy pursuit of money.

    "Football is ours, not theirs. Our football club is ours not theirs."

    Their chairman Joe Blott added: "It is purely financially, cynically, greedily driven without any thoughts for the football fan, and that's the challenge that we have."

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