Liverpool are at the centre of plans that would see the formation of a European Premier League. In what would be the biggest overhaul of the game in Europe since the creation of the Champions League, 18 teams from five leagues, including England, Spain, France, Germany and Italy would compete against each other during the season.
It is believed the league would run concurrently with the domestic campaign, with some viewing it as a direct challenge to UEFA’s authority over the game in Europe. Liverpool would be one of five clubs from England who would compete in the competition but fans on Twitter are very much against the plans:
It’s gonna ruin football ffs
— AdamLFC🔥 (@AdamLFC12) October 20, 2020
not the news i want to hear
— kings of kop 96 (@Liverpool4lif11) October 20, 2020
so it's just the fifa champions league
— CHAMP19N'S (@moonwavez) October 20, 2020
No just a new champions league I think
— ImmortalMosh (@JackGeldart2) October 20, 2020
I think clubs need the money because of the current state of football inflated market, players/wages being expensive. FFP has failed and FSG can’t sell coutinho every year to get a vvd Footballs changed Prem league haven’t dealt with it so we don’t want to get left behind again
— Nabila (@redwinsens) October 20, 2020
— LP (@peerso2001) October 20, 2020
No thanks. Absolutely not. When will this elite, financial merry-go-round stop? Football is a workingclass sport. Football is for the masses and for everyone, not just the elite. Football is way to expencive as it is. Bad, bad idea. @LFC @ManUtd @FIFAcom
— Odd-Helge Widding (@ohwidding) October 20, 2020
We can't even field a team for the normal competitions
— scott (@ScottMoffett01) October 20, 2020
Me too. Need to reconsider European competition and improve our domestic league but not on for this new/old breakaway league that keeps resurfacing every 5 years or so. I doubt many fans are?
— Gerry Mac ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (@gmac72_LFC) October 20, 2020
This is very much another cash grab and with FIFA reportedly backing the plans, it looks as though it could well go ahead, with many minor European nations effectively being shut out. It doesn’t look great for Liverpool’s reputation, especially off the back of the “Project Big Picture” plans for the domestic game.