Man Utd and Liverpool want to scrap League Cup and reduce Premier League to 18 teams

Domestic football in England could be unrecognisable if the plans are approved (Picture: Getty)

The two most successful clubs in English football, Manchester United and Liverpool, are driving plans to overhaul the Premier League in a shake-up that would dramatically alter the domestic game.

A new report from The Daily Telegraph has revealed that Liverpool have authored a set of proposals entitled ‘Project Big Picture’ which will reshape English football, with United already giving their support to the planned changes.

In return for bailing out the Football League with a £250million rescue package, the two clubs – who anticipate the support of the rest of the big six – reportedly want to change a host of rules.

Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group authored the document and have the support of Manchester United (Picture: Getty)

Chief among them will be the very makeup of the Premier League, with the ‘Revitalisation’ document proposing that the top-flight be reduced to just 18 teams.

There would still be two automatic promotion places for Championship clubs, but the third, fourth and fifth placed teams would enter a play-off tournament with the side who…