Carragher slams 'shameless' Liverpool owners: Your actions are the antithesis everything this city stands for

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Jamie Carragher has slammed Liverpool as "shameless" and accused owner John W Henry as "betrayal" after their drive for a Super League breakaway.

It was confirmed late on Sunday night that the Anfield club are one of six Premier League teams that have signed up to be part of a breakaway competition that threatens the UEFA Champions League.

"The more I read about the European Super League proposals, the more it seems Liverpool's owners must like empty stadiums because all they have done is raise the likelihood of another mass walkout," Carragher wrote in his Telegraph column.

"As a former Liverpool player, it sickens me that my club's reputation is being damaged by the arrogance of an ownership group that wants to remove such peril, creating a culture where we no longer need to fight to earn our success.

"That is the antithesis of everything I understand football – especially in my city – to stand for.

"To be tainted by association with the European Super League is bad enough, but Liverpool's apparent leading role in threatening football's competitive ideals – the very ideals which allowed the club to emerge from England's second division to become six-time European champions – is a betrayal of a heritage they are seeking to cash in on."