Liverpool chief executive Rick Parry has added his voice to the growing opposition to the Premier League's controversial proposal to play fixtures abroad.
"As Rafa has already explained, he and I have discussed the Premier League's proposal for a 39th game and we both have concerns such a move could damage the integrity of the competition.
"I expressed these thoughts at the time and still hold them today. There's already an ongoing debate about a potential winter break and we are constantly talking about the demands being made on players these days.
"You have to look forward, but the popularity of the Premier League is based around the country's top teams playing in England.
"I don't have an issue with the idea being taken forward for further discussion but it's vital that the Premier League listen to key people both here and abroad and the reaction so far has been a negative one in many ways."