Liverpool CEO Peter Moore will be leaving his position with the club at the end of August.
As reported by James Pearce, the 65-year-old will no longer spearhead Liverpool FC as a business once his contract expires next month. Internal employee Billy Hogan will succeed Moore as the new CEO of the Merseyside club, commencing his new role on September 1.
Is Peter Moore leaving the club good or bad for Liverpool?
According to Pearce, Moore’s contract was opted not to be renewed by the club. He took on the role of CEO in 2017, previously enjoying stints with household names Sega, Microsoft and Electronic Arts.
John W. Henry, Tom Werner and Mike Gordon released a joint statement to thank Moore for his service to the club for the past three years (via Sky Sports).
Loads of Liverpool fans are speculating over what this could mean for the Reds moving forwards. Comments including labelling the news as a ‘shocker’ and a ‘big mistake’ are circulating as supporters remember the positive impact Moore has had on the club including a £42m pre-tax profit which was announced in February. One other fan has tweeted ‘it’s bad’ as they venture into the unknown under soon-to-be new CEO Hogan.
Read more replies from the Anfield faithful here:
Wow! That's a shocker! 😳😔
— CapeTownPremierLeagueWinningScouser*🇿🇦 (@BrendonFelix1) July 31, 2020
It's bad. There isnt a person more entrenched in this clubs history and culture as Peter Moore. Not only a great CEO but a true lifelong fan of the club.
— PATtacking (@PAttacking) July 31, 2020
Why James Why 😭 We were having such a wonderful week of news whyyyy 💔
— Trisha Alexander-Arnold ⁶⁶ (@Kihyuns_Lisp) July 31, 2020
Sad news. And a big mistake from Liverpool’s end not to renew the contact for Mr. Moore.
— عبدالعزيز بن سعيد الغامدي-Aziz (@Aziz_Journey) July 31, 2020
Man, that was fast. He just got here and is now leaving?
— Premier League Champions (2019/20) (@jodande) July 31, 2020
What’s the story here? Club doing great on all fronts?
— Jim Doherty* (@jimdoherty09) July 31, 2020
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