By announcing on Saturday that it had made the decision to lay off its non-playing staff, Liverpool drew the wrath of its supporters and observers of English football. Strong criticism which 48 hours later, forced the club to back down and apologize publicly. If the Mersey club admitted to having made a bad decision, it was bad on one point.
This decision to announce short-time working was rushed as a club source announced to The Athletic. Reds executives believe another Premier League club has released details about the matter. Liverpool had taken part in discussions involving other elite clubs on how they would handle this coronavirus crisis. What was said was considered confidential by the Reds, which for others was certainly not.