‘I’m happy people are talking’ – Jurgen Klopp defends Liverpool and Manchester United’s Project Big Picture proposals

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‘I’m happy people are talking’ – Jurgen Klopp defends Liverpool and Manchester United’s Project Big Picture proposals

Jurgen Klopp has backed Liverpool and Manchester United’s attempts to change the face of English football with their Project Big Picture proposals.

The two Premier League giants formulated the project with the aim of radically reforming English football, with plans including the top-flight being reduced to 18 teams and the EFL Cup and Community Shield being scrapped.

Klopp has backed Project Big Picture plans

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Klopp has backed Project Big Picture plans

And Reds boss Klopp has now come out firmly in favour of owner John W Henry and his Fenway Sports Group in their plan to reform the game.

The German said: “If you want to understand the idea behind it, you listen. If not, you just knock it down.

“A lot of times in life there must be a crisis to start talking and I’m happy people are talking.

“What I can say is all the people involved are concerned about football.

“It was important we speak about this. There are things to improve in football and that is what these people tried.”


The plans, which have been fronted by Henry and the Glazer family at United, involved an immediate £250million bailout for EFL clubs in return for the Premier League’s Big Six getting preferential voting rights.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said: “Hopefully, we go with the new ideas the Premier League has, they will point to quality and not quantity — if not we’ll rubbish this incredible sport.”

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard, however, was not keen on the Premier League being cut and Community Shield scrapped.

He said: “It’s not something I would necessarily agree with.”

Earlier on Friday, the Premier League last night reiterated their £50m bailout offer to the EFL remains on the table.

Published at Fri, 16 Oct 2020 21:54:19 +0000

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