Ambitious Plans for Premier League Games in New York Face Fan Backlash

Liverpool's chairman, Tom Werner, expressed his determination to see a Premier League game in New York, a plan met with immediate resistance from fans. The idea comes amidst FIFA's review of its rules on 'out-of-territory' games, which could open the door for European leagues to stage games abroad. The proposal, however, faces opposition from Liverpool's supporter groups.

PTI | Liverpool | Updated: 07-06-2024 22:34 IST | Created: 07-06-2024 22:34 IST
Ambitious Plans for Premier League Games in New York Face Fan Backlash
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Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has reiterated his ambition for a Premier League game to be played in New York, a move that was swiftly met with opposition from fans on Friday.

The topic gained traction after FIFA initiated a review of its rules preventing 'out-of-territory' games. The Premier League had previously proposed staging extra games outside England in 2008 but faced strong opposition. If changes are made, European leagues could potentially play games in lucrative markets like the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.

"I'm determined one day to have a Premier League game played in New York City," Werner told the Financial Times. However, Liverpool's key supporter group, Spirit of Shankly, expressed strong disapproval on social media.

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