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Coronavirus: Liverpool Announced Staffs Placed On Furlough

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Liverpool have promised that no member of staff will be left out of pocket after announcing that some workers have been placed on furlough during the coronavirus crisis.

The Premier League leaders have taken up the government’s offer to subsidise employees’ wages to a maximum of £2,500-a-month.

But Anfield bosses will also contribute and that those affected by the move will still bank their full salaries.

The news comes after Liverpool announced on February 27 that they had made a pre-tax profit of £42m and increased turnover to £533m in 2018/19.

In an official statement, Liverpool welcomed the Premier League’s commitment to give financial support to EFL and National League clubs as well as the NHS.

“The club has confirmed those staff will be paid 100 per cent of their salaries to ensure no member of staff is financially disadvantaged.

“Last month the club also confirmed that it would pay its matchday and non-matchday staff while the Premier League is suspended.

“Even prior to the decision on staff furloughing, there was a collective commitment at senior levels of the club – on and off the pitch – with everyone working towards a solution that secures jobs for employees of the club during this unprecedented crisis.

“There is ongoing active engagement about the topic of salary deductions during the period matches are not being played to schedule. These discussions are complex and as a result the process is ongoing.”

Liverpool chief executive Peter Moore has been keeping staff informed of the situation at Anfield.

And a new online portal is providing health and wellbeing information as well as giving access to mental health advice from the club’s sports psychologist.

The Liverpool Foundation and the club’s community outreach programme, Red Neighbours, has been working with members of Jurgen Klopp’s squad to help local families.

And a significant donation has been made to St Andrews foodbank in north Liverpool to help ensure families continue to receive vital supplies.

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