Liverpool makes furlough U-turn after backlash

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Supporters demand answers on furlough decision

The Reds announced they were following the likes of Tottenham and Newcastle United in taking advantage of the United Kingdom government's job retention scheme, meaning 80 per cent of some staff wages would be paid by the state.

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But that move was widely slammed given the club had less than six weeks previously announced £42million pre-tax profits, with former Liverpool players Jamie Carragher, Danny Murphy and Dietmar Hamann among those to publicly lambast the decision.

After the criticism, Liverpool opted to seek alternative arrangements.