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Premier League slams Liverpool and Man Utd’s ‘Project Big Picture’ plans

League bosses feel some of the proposals will have a ‘damaging impact’ (Picture: Getty Images)

The Premier League has distanced itself from reports of a plan, titled ‘Project Big Picture’, which would overhaul English football and give an enormous amount of power to the big six clubs.

A report from The Daily Telegraph on Sunday revealed that Liverpool’s owners had authored a proposal, which has the support of Manchester United, which would see a £250million bail-out handed to EFL clubs in exchange for a host of dramatic changes.

The Premier League would be reduced to just 18 teams and the League Cup and Community Shield scrapped, while only six votes – rather than the current 14 – would be needed to make rule changes.

Chairman of the EFL Rick Parry supports the proposals (Picture: Getty)

EFL chairman Rick Parry came out in support of the plans, telling the Telegraph: ‘The view of our clubs is if the [big] six get some benefits but the 72 also do, then we are up for it.’

But the Premier League has now released a statement raising concerns over a number of the proposals suggested, as well as Parry’s comments, and still hopes to be able to give…