Alan Shearer calls for Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City, Manchester United and Spurs to be banned from Premier League over Super League plan

Alan Shearer has urged the Premier League to take a tough stance on the Super League clubs
Alan Shearer has urged the Premier League to take a tough stance on the Super League clubs (BBC)

Alan Shearer has called on the Premier League to ban Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham for their involvement in the European Super League.

The Premier League’s ‘top six’ have all agreed to become founding members of the new breakaway league alongside Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus, AC Milan and Inter.

The plans have been met with widespread backlash, while UEFA has warned players who participate in the European Super League will be at risk of being unable to represent their country at major international tournaments.

And Shearer has urged the Premier League to take a tough stance on the teams who are looking to set up the new league.

‘The Super League have chucked a grenade at the Premier League and to everyone else. Well, chuck one back. Ban them. Ban them immediately if you can,’ Shearer told told BBC Breakfast.

‘I am sure they will look at every possible legal angle and what pressure they are under in doing that but if you can, do it. Absolutely.’

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Shearer also defended Jurgen Klopp after the Liverpool manager was quizzed on his thoughts over the club’s plan to join the European Super League on Monday evening.

‘He was in a really difficult situation last night, but he said as much as he could say,’ said Shearer.

‘He made his feelings clear on the European Super League over a year ago, didn’t he, when he said he didn’t want it. He also said that again last night, he didn’t want it.

‘He doesn’t want what his owners want and that is a really powerful voice. When someone of his stature, someone who has brought huge success to Liverpool, one of so many great managers – Shankly, Dalglish, Paisley, Fagan – when you look at all these guys who have been massive to that football club, now you’ve got another one speaking up against it, so he is a powerful voice and I’m sure that he will tell his owners what he thinks.

‘It’s not fair on him, being put in that situation last night. It’s not fair on the captain being put in that situation to come out to the media to try to explain what they don’t like.

‘Where are these owners? Why don’t they come out and face the media and tell us why they’ve done it, why they want a closed shop that no-one else can get into?’

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