Premier League duo Liverpool and Manchester United are reportedly in talks to form what is being described as a ‘European Premier League’ in an attempt to restructure top-flight football.
According to a recent report from Sky Sports, Liverpool and United are two of many European clubs in England, Spain, Germany, Italy and France who are flirting with the idea of forming a lucrative European league.
Sky Sports News’ report goes onto claim that as many as five Premier League clubs could join the new league which is expected to replace the illustrious Champions League as early as 2022.
It is understood that football’s governing body FIFA, have been backing the development of the newly proposed format which is expected to be made up of 18 teams.
Under the new plans, the pioneering competition is expected to run in a ’round-robin’ format concluding in knockout ties. It is believed that the seasonal competition’s prize money will be in the hundreds of millions of pounds.
In light of the newly proposed league’s news, fans have taken to their social media to give their thoughts.
Are you for or against a European Super League?
— CaughtOffside (@caughtoffside) October 20, 2020
I’d rather watch the Mongolian Second Division than this pile of flashy garbage.
European football is done if this happens.
— gts1300 (@gts1300) October 20, 2020
If Man Utd and Liverpool join a European Super League I’d love to think that fans of both clubs would boycott the clubs and let the money mad owners sink. But it won’t happen. They know we’re all too loyal
— Mark Goldbridge (@markgoldbridge) October 20, 2020
Last week: project big picture
This week: fifa backed ESL
Next week: Man Utd and Liverpool proposing to play a 1v1 league on Mars
— Ben Savage ? (@bensavo1999) October 20, 2020
Man Utd and Liverpool best pals it seems
— PB (@OliPriceBates) October 20, 2020
Would be great to see Man Utd and Liverpool join a European Super League. Should be banished from English football as a result though. Including the FA Cup.
— Adam Salisbury (@AdamSalisbury1) October 20, 2020
I’m sure your average working class Man Utd and Liverpool fan doesn’t want to play Barcelona and PSG EVERY week. Once the novelty wears off, travelling thousands of miles at massive cost will have an effect on fans attending. This is purely for TV and advertising purposes.
— Michael (@mickwatson65) October 20, 2020
Man Utd and Liverpool: Let’s do Project Big Picture!
Premier League: No.
Man Utd and Liverpool: Bye!
— Jordan Parker (@ParkerJordanlee) October 20, 2020
Man Utd and Liverpool ARE better than the rest though…. they are the 2 biggest clubs in england for a reason
— jon (@jon60721665) October 20, 2020
Can we have a vote to kick out Man Utd and Liverpool?
— Paul Hardy (@paulhardy21) October 20, 2020
I hope Man Utd and Liverpool fans will be happy having to catch a flight to an away game every two weeks ?
— Neil J R (@NeilJonNUFC) October 20, 2020