Manchester United and Liverpool are presented as the driving force behind a proposal for major changes in the Premier League.
It emerged in a revelation on Sunday. If the proposal were to pass, it would give even greater power to the “big six”.
The Premier League expressed in a statement on Sunday its opposition to the plan – while it actually received support from the leader of the EFL – the three divisions under the Premier League.
According to the newspaper, it is the Liverpool owners Fenway Group – with support from United – who have written the working document called “Project Big Picture” – and to which The Telegraph has gained access.
The proposal contains, among other things, these points:
Rick Parry, the chairman of the board of the EFL (which is the three divisions under the Premier League) supports the proposal, as long as his 72 clubs will also benefit from the changes. He believes it can reduce the financial gap between the clubs in the top two divisions.
This is how it went when Liverpool and Manchester United met in January:
The Premier League likes this very badly and:
– In the Premier League’s view, a number of the proposals in the plan could have a detrimental effect on the sport, and we are disappointed to see that Rick Parry has given his public support.