Liverpool owner John W Henry apologised Wednesday for his part in the proposed European Super League.
“I want to apologise to all the fans and supporters of Liverpool Football Club for the disruption I caused over the last 48 hours,” he said.
“It goes without saying but should be said, the project put forward was never going to stand without the support of the fans.
Henry, whose Fenway Sports Group also owns baseball’s Boston Red Sox, said in a video posted by the club on Twitter that the breakaway project would only have worked with fans’ full support.
“No one ever thought differently in England. Over these 48 hours you were very clear that it would not stand. We heard you. I heard you, Henry said.
The withdrawal by Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, just 48 hours after proposals were unveiled on Sunday, followed a furious reaction from fans, officials and politicians.
The European Super League now lies in ruins after a mass pullout from Premier League clubs.
Now just six clubs out of the original 12 remain — Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan — and the lucrative venture appears to be dead in the water.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson tweeted a statement late Tuesday on behalf of the squad, saying they did not want the Super League to happen.