By Frank McAvennie

21st Oct, 2020 | 4:00pm

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Frank McAvennie is baffled that Liverpool and Manchester United are in talks over a European Premier League.

The former Celtic and West Ham striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, said that the creation of such a competition would undermine the “integrity of the Premier League”.

Sky Sports revealed yesterday that two most decorated sides in England are in talks over a plot involving Europe’s biggest football clubs to join a new FIFA-backed tournament.


The report claims that the competition, which would include teams from England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, could “reshape the sport’s global landscape”.

McAvennie is adamant that English fans would oppose the creation of the European Premier League.

“I cannot see Liverpool and Manchester United breaking away from the Premier League,” he told Football Insider. “They make too much money.
“I know it will not replace the Premier League but it goes against the integrity of the Premier League. I think there will be a big problem with that.
“It baffles me. The whole point of football is that you aspire to get to the top. It is no different with players. Look at when Leicester won the league, that was one of the best moments in football. I do not get it.
“Why do people want to constantly want to change things? Especially when there is a pandemic.
“Supporters are the life and blood of football and they would not want the big clubs to join this European Premier League. It would be dull and dreary.”