Liverpool is set to create a new supporters board before the start of the 2021-22 season in an effort to give the fans a voice in decision-making processes, the Premier League club said on May 20.
The move comes in response to furious supporter protests over their involvement in the controversial failed Super League and subsequent meetings between chief executive Billy Hogan and the Spirit of Shankly group and official supporters’ trust members.
This consultation process will be enshrined in the club’s Articles of Association and a legally-binding memorandum of understanding between the club and the Official Liverpool Supporters Trust will be entered into.
Billy Hogan, Liverpool’s chief executive, said: “Firstly I’d like to thank all those supporters we’ve either met in person from the Liverpool Supporters Trust or received feedback from over the past few weeks. This input has been invaluable and has helped us to reach a point at which we have been able to agree the principles that will lead to the creation of a new supporters board”.
“There is still a lot to discuss with representatives of the Liverpool Supporters Trust in the weeks ahead but having these principles in place is a great step forward and we look forward to formalizing the details of the structure over the summer. We will then share the details with all supporters ahead of the new season.” he added.
Spirit of Shankly chairman Joe Blott welcomed the move but it needed to be approved by a vote of its members.