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Fuming Liverpool believe Prem rival LEAKED furlough plans

Liverpool are furious over their furlough debacle.

The Reds faced a huge backlash after announcing at the weekend that they planned to use the Government's job retention scheme to pay workers while there is no football due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Liverpool then performed a U-turn on Monday after they were heavily criticised by former stars such as Jamie Carragher, Stan Collymore and Dietmar Hamann.

The Athletic reports Liverpool hadn't planned to announce on Saturday that would be using the furlough scheme, but were forced into the move after a rival leaked their plans.

Liverpool believe details of their plans were leaked after discussions between Premier League sides, which the Reds understood to be confidential.

Liverpool had been planning to wait until Monday to announce their plans, by which time every affected employee would have been contacted by letter.

Reds owners FSG had not realised that plans to use the government scheme would have been met with such fury.

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