Liverpool and Manchester United have been long time rivals. Both of them have been historically very successful. United’s legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson once said it was his mission to make the Red Devils a better club than Liverpool.
The hate between the fan base of the two has been very much evident as well. However both the clubs seem to have put their differences aside to work together on Project Big Picture. It will affect other big teams in the Premier League as well.
The project is related to the finances in the Premier League. Currently, there is no league in world football that is richer than the Premier League. There are almost the top six clubs in Chelsea, United, City, Arsenal, Liverpool, and Tottenham.
While other clubs like Everton, Leicester City, and Wolves are also pushing to be included in that group. The competition in the league makes it one of the most-watched football leagues in the world. Thus there is no wonder that the league is so cash-rich.
WHAT IS PROJECT BIG PICTURE ?
According to The Telegraph, Liverpool and Manchester United have been working behind the scenes as they look to refurbish the finances in the Premier League. Both clubs want a major overhaul in the way the money is distributed among the Premier League clubs.
Fenway Sports Group owners of Liverpool football club are working to produce a document called ‘Revitalisation‘. The said document is also likely to receive support from the likes of United, Chelsea, Manchester City, and Tottenham as well.
The document Revitalisation would look to bring in sweeping modifications to the existing English football. The new model will see 18 teams in the Premier League and no League cup and Community Shield. EFL clubs will be paid £250million upfront to help with the current crises. While 25% of Premier League’s revenue will go to EFL clubs as well.
£100 million will be given to help the FA. While other changes include the inclusion of a third, fourth, and fifth team from English second division football to be involved in Championship playoffs. Third from bottom Premier League will also be involved in the Championship playoffs.