Premier League should ‘immediately ban’ European Super League clubs, says Alan Shearer

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Alan Shearer has called on the Premier League to ban the six English clubs that have signed up to the European Super League with immediate effect.

The Premier League, Uefa and British government are all exploring ways in which to respond to the controversial plans, with Europe's governing body warning over bans from the Champions League, European Championship and World Cup.

Shearer, the Premier League's record goalscorer, says those clubs left behind by Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham should be “thrown a grenade back”.

The former England striker told BBC Breakfast: "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. 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."

Not one of the club owners in England have come forward to explain their decision, leaving managers and players - such as Liverpool duo Jurgen Klopp and James Milner on Monday night - to front up to the media.

Asked about Klopp's comments, Shearer called on the club owners to face the press.

"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.

Alan Shearer has issued a scathing criticism of the Super League plansPOOL/AFP via Getty Images
Alan Shearer has issued a scathing criticism of the Super League plansPOOL/AFP via Getty Images

"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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