The Premier League club, Liverpool, has announced that
it has withdrawn a request to impose partial
unemployment on its employees due to the new Corona
virus, after widespread criticism of the move.
“We believe we reached the wrong conclusion last week
(…) and we deeply regret this,” club CEO Peter Moore
wrote in a lengthy message to fans posted on Liverpool’s
Liverpool has come under heavy criticism for exploiting
the government’s plan, which has pledged to pay 80
percent of the wages of employees whose companies
have been granted leave due to the global health crisis.
Jimmy Carragher, former Liverpool defender, said the
decision may harm the club’s reputation.
Manchester City was the first club in the Premier League
to announce that it was not going in this direction, and
the obligation to pay the salaries of employees in full,
without resorting to the government to pay salaries.