Carragher aims dig at Tottenham and Newcastle with Liverpool furlough claim

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has aimed an indirect dig at the likes of Tottenham and Newcastle after the Reds reversed their decision to put some of their non-playing staff on the government's furlough scheme.

After criticism from a number of high-profile figures, including Carragher himself, Liverpool went back on their intention to put a number of workers on temporary leave, and apologised to supporters for their handling of the situation.

Spurs and Newcastle are two of the other Premier League teams to have announced their plans to furlough staff so far, and Carragher urged them to follow Liverpool's lead in reconsidering.

Following the statement by Liverpool CEO Peter Moore, Carragher took to Twitter to say: "Well done @PeterMooreLFC @LFC a big mistake initially & thankfully now it's been put right."

Following a number of tweets from rival supporters criticising his words, Carragher added: "My timeline seems more angry now that LFC have changed their minds on furlough payments than when they did to start with!

"They made a mistake, supporters were very vocal & the club reversed it through pressure, shame or common sense.

"Go after the clubs who haven't changed tack!!"

Gary Lineker also praised Liverpool for their decision while urging other clubs to also ignore the furlough scheme, saying: "Good to see that some of our biggest football clubs are supporting their non playing staff.

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