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Radical Premier League and EFL plans for next season emerge

Radical Premier League and EFL plans for next season emerge prior to an emergency meeting that is set to be held next Thursday.

The Telegraph has revealed the bold and controversial arrangement which could be introduced, to solve who gets promoted and who goes down.

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According to the report, there is little opposition to handing the Reds their first domestic title in 30 years, with Jurgen Klopp’s men currently 25-points clear and needing just two more wins.

At the other end of the table, one proposal suggests that no teams will be relegated this season, while the current top two in the Championship, Leeds and West Brom, will be promoted for a 22-team season.

This would mean the EFL Cup would have to be scrapped for one year to allow room for the extra fixtures – and FIVE teams could be relegated at the end of next season.

The Premier League would also need to decide how to determine Champions League and Europa League qualification.

UEFA will meet on Tuesday to discuss the future of its competitions, including this summer’s European Championship, after which things may become clearer.

There is no regulation governing what happens if the campaign is cancelled, as football faces the prospect of its longest suspension since the Second World War.

Senior football figures admit that resuming the English league season in early April will be almost impossible.

They hope that next week a decision is taken by UEFA to postpone Euro 2020 for a year, thereby freeing up space in the calendar to reschedule outstanding matches, and complete the league seasons across the continent at some point.

Only issue with that is outbreak is expected to be at its peak in May and June, so there are fears from those within the game that if the suspension keeps on being extended, the season will have to be abandoned and declared void.

A nightmare scenario for the fans of Liverpool and Leeds United, who both stand on the brink of long-awaited celebrations. It would also have severe financial problems for clubs, players, staff and broadcasters.

There is threat of legal action and demands for refunds from season ticket holders, clubs will now be scrambling to check insurance policies and commercial contracts.

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