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Premier League warns PFA of £762m penalty if season is voided

Premier League warns PFA of £762m penalty if season is voided”

"Liverpool FC has placed some staff who are impacted by the Premier League suspension on furlough", a statement read.

Liverpool were accused of betraying their "morals and values" on Saturday for their move to furlough non-playing staff during the coronavirus pandemic as Premier League stars warned of a £200 million ($245 million) shortfall in government coffers if 30 percent wage cuts were introduced.

Wilder said any decisions made should be taken in a united way.

Hamann's former Liverpool team-mate Jamie Carragher slammed the club, claiming the move will have lost them "respect and goodwill", and now the German has hit out.

But the fact that the Reds - who announced in February that turnover had increased to £533 million (US$650 million), with pre-tax profits at £42 million - were making use of the government scheme when the coffers were seemingly so full did not sit well with many.

"That's not what the scheme was designed for".

It's a scary prospect now, but it could get much, much worse for many clubs.

"The club has confirmed those staff will be paid 100 per cent of their salaries to ensure no member of staff is financially disadvantaged".

There has been criticism that Premier League clubs, including Tottenham and Newcastle, have used the government scheme while still paying their players big salaries.

Friday saw a meeting via video conferencing of the 20 Premier League clubs and one thing they agreed was to ask players to do without 30% of their wages for the time being, with part of that a pay cut and the rest seeing wages deferred until the season is completed and the remaining TV money banked by clubs for the 2019/20 season.

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"We welcomed the opportunity to discuss this with the Premier League today and we are happy to continue talks".

However, the PFA insisted it was too simplistic to criticise multi-millionaire players for not easily agreeing to salary cuts.

A 30 per cent league-wide cut has been proposed but no agreement has yet been found, with the PFA arguing that the substantial tax loss such a move would leave to suggests a better solution can be found.

"This would be detrimental to our NHS (National Health Service) and other government-funded services", the Professional Footballers' Association said in a statement.

"I can only speak for myself but I would have no problems whatsoever contributing some of my wages to people who are fighting this on the front line and to people who have been affected by what's happening at the minute", he said.

On Friday, a hospital in London identified Rose as the individual behind a £9,000 donation.

"Last month the club also confirmed that it would pay its matchday and non-matchday staff while the Premier League is suspended".

"I found that so freakish".

What's more, that EFL package includes an advance on the Premier League's final solidarity payment of the season which is hardly likely to appear unless the season is finished, hence why the EFL clubs are vehemently opposed to it being voided.

"Critically, the league unanimously voted to advance funds of £125 million to the EFL and National League as it is aware of the severe difficulties clubs throughout the football pyramid are suffering at this time".



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