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deal dead Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher give joyous reaction to the collapse of the Super League


Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville (Richard Sellers/PA)

Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville (Richard Sellers/PA)

Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville (Richard Sellers/PA)

Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher led the rallying cry against the proposed European Super League and they didn't waste any time celebrating its apparent collapse.

Chelsea and Manchester City are preparing to withdraw from the European Super League, with Barcelona and Atletico Madrid all look set to withdraw from the project, while Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich have confirmed they will never join the breakaway league.

It leaves those who brokered the deal for the Super League scrambling to recover their battered reputations and Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is the first to fall on his sword after it was confirmed he will be leaving his role at Old Trafford.

The vitriolic passion shown by all football lovers against a Super League that did not feature relegation for the founding members appears to have led to it's downfall in less than three days and Sky Sports pundit and Liverpool legend Carragher celebrated its demise.

Carragher claimed the comments of Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, midfielder James Milner and Leeds striker Patrick Bamford after Monday night’s match, helped swing the balance.

“I just think the reaction of everybody, Jurgen Klopp coming out last night, James Milner and Patrick Bamford.

“Yesterday afternoon I was fearful. It was really serious, it felt like there was no fight, that the ship had sailed.

“But after the game I felt re-energised and was confident this would be over after those players came out. That gave me a huge lift. I said as soon as one goes that’s the end of it, and it’s finished.

“Klopp threw the owners under the bus, the captain (Jordan Henderson) has, Kenny Dalglish has. I don’t know what they are hanging on for. I don’t see a future for the ownership on the back of this.”

His fellow Sky Sports pundit and ex-Manchester United defender Gary Neville was outspoken in his criticism of the Super League and he couldn't contain his delight.

Neville declared the European Super League was over when he appeared on Sky Sports.

He said: “It’s absolutely incredible. There was large concern yesterday morning as a Manchester United fan thinking Joel Glazer put his name on a statement – you thought it’s going to be difficult to back down.

“But City have enacted withdrawal proceedings and Chelsea are doing the same. It’s gone, done!”

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Former England captain and Match of the Day host has also been a vocal critic of the Super League and he posted his delight on Twitter:

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