Alan Shearer has called on the Super League club owners to face the music and explain the thought process behind their decisions.
Six Premier League clubs have joined the breakaway competition that has 12 founding members.
The Super League has been widely condemned by all those involved in football.
Liverpool were the first team involved to play following the decision as they draw with Leeds at Elland Road on Monday night.
All the talk in the lead up to the clash was about the Super League and Jurgen Klopp, who has previously opposed the idea, was quizzed on his thoughts.
Reds star James Milner then came out after and expressed his disapproval.
But Shearer is adamant those individuals should not have to answer for their owners’ decisions and called on them to face the media.
“He was in a really difficult situation last night but he said as much as he could say,” Shearer told the BBC.
“I mean he made his feelings clear on the European Super League over a year ago didn’t he, when he said he didn’t want it.
“He’s also said that again last night. He doesn’t want what his owners want.
“And that is a really powerful voice when someone of his stature, some who has bought huge success to Liverpool, one of so many good managers – Shankly, Dalglish, Pailsey, Fagan.
“When you look at all these guys who have been massive to that football club. Now you’ve got another one speaking up against it.
“So he is a powerful voice and I’m sure he’ll tell his owners what he thinks.
“Its not fair on him being put in that situation. Its not fair on the captain to have to come out to the media and try and explain what they don’t like.
“Where are these owners? Why don’t they come out and face the media? Tell us why they’ve done it, why they want a closed shop that no one else can get in to.”