Liverpool and Man City lead fight to block promotion plan for Leeds United and West Brom – report


Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion’s hopes of playing in an enlarged Premier League have met opposition – from Liverpool and Manchester City

This is according to the Football Insider website, which says the top two in the division are “firmly against” the expansion of next season.

This is just one of the proposals that have been put forward to end the 2019/2020 season – which has the Reds on the verge of their first title in 30 years.

It is believed that clubs from the last six would be more willing to relaunch the current campaign if they are sure not to make it to the championship.

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Leeds and the Baggies have been setting the pace for the second level for several months and were on the brink of promotion before the league was suspended.

But the prospect of a 22- or 23-team Premier League is “very remote,” according to a source from Football Insider.

They cite two main reasons, the reluctance to accept more games – a 23-team league would mean a season of 44 games – six more than there are currently.

And that would also mean that television money would be divided in several ways.

As things stand, the Premier League is expected to meet on Monday to discuss the restart of the project, although a binding vote should not take place.

The EFL will also hold new interviews next week.


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