One of the often overlooked parts of the lack of sport is how many ordinary workers will be out of pocket as a result. Those who work in the stadium as staff at bars, food counters, and shops will miss out on a number of paydays as a result.
While the clubs involved are under no real obligation to pay those workers, many have rightly felt a duty to do so. A number of teams have committed to giving these workers the money they would have earned had the season been running normally.
Liverpool are amongst that bunch, but they have also asked their staff to use their extra time to help the community. He took to Twitter to tell managers of local supermarkets that the club's staff were more than willing to go and help out at those locations during this busy time.
Message to supermarket managers here on Merseyside.
Our stadium stewards here @LFC are offering their time and expertise in volunteering to help with crowd control, queue management, parking control, assisting the elderly and infirm taking their groceries to their cars, etc.
They are truly the best in the business and would be delighted to help in whatever way you would deem appropriate (and safe) on your premises. Please DM me so that I can put you in contact.
While many people are working from home, supermarket workers continue to play a vital role in the economy. People will still need to keep their cupboards full despite the ongoing public health concerns and their work allows them to do that.
It's good to see Liverpool recognising that here. The extra staff should allow for more help for elderly customers, many of whom have struggled with increased crowds.