ALAN Shearer hopes the football clubs pushing for a Super League think again about the breakaway competition - adding a dig about some of their recent lack of success.

Shearer, the Premier League’s record goal scorer, has already condemned the plan and said the Premier League should consider kicking the English teams involved out of the competition.

Six Premier League sides – Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham – are part of an initial group of 12 clubs seeking to establish a new 20-team continental competition “as soon as practicable”.

AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus and Real Madrid have also signed up as founding clubs.

But the plan has provoked widespread outrage with high-profile figures from football and politics uniting to condemn the proposals.

Speaking about the issue again on BBC Breakfast today, Shearer predicted that some of the clubs involved in the breakaway Super League would be considering their positions as a result of the condemnation which has followed Sunday night’s announcement.

He said: “When you look at the reaction over the last 36 hours, common sense would tell you that these clubs will have to go away and think, ‘Have we really done the right thing here?’.”

Shearer, who won 63 caps and scored 30 goals for England, was also scathing about the recent records of some of the clubs involved.

The former England captain said: “Some of these clubs that have been announcing this Super League – AC Milan, no league title since 2011; Inter Milan, no league title since 2010; Juventus are currently fourth in Serie A; Atletico, no title since 2014; Arsenal, no title since 2004, the list goes on.

“Let’s not get on to Arsenal and where they are in the league at the moment, where Tottenham are in the league at the moment and the situation that they’re in. It’s clearly not right.”

Shearer was also asked about the prospect of players from the clubs involved being banned from playing for their national teams.

He said: “That’s deeply unfair. Everyone will come out and look at the legalities – I’m sure that the Premier League will do that, I’m sure that UEFA and FIFA are doing that – and it’s just not fair on the players to be put under this pressure.

“They want to go out and play football, they don’t want to read about the threat of not being able to play for their national team in huge competitions, because that’s what you want to do as a young boy, you want to come up and you want to represent your country.

“For people to be talking about them being barred from doing that when it’s got nothing to do with the players whatsoever, it’s just not right.”

Shearer also voiced his sympathy for Jurgen Klopp after the Liverpool boss was quizzed on the proposed European Super League as part of his post-match media duties following Monday night’s 1-1 draw at Leeds.

The Reds are one of the ‘big six’ English clubs to have signed up for the new competition, along with three Italian and three Spanish sides.

He said: “He was in a really difficult situation last evening, but he said as much as he could say. 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 also said that again last night, he didn’t want it.

“He doesn’t want what his owners want and that is a really powerful voice. When someone of his stature, someone who has brought huge success to Liverpool, one of so many great managers – Shankly, Dalglish, Paisley, 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 that he will tell his owners what he thinks.

“It’s not fair on him, being put in that situation last night. It’s not fair on the captain being put in that situation to come out to the media to try to explain what they don’t like.

“Where are these owners? Why don’t they come out and face the media and tell us why they’ve done it, why they want a closed shop that no-one else can get into?”