Carragher’s X-rated reaction to Liverpool and Man Utd’s Euro Premier League plan

Jamie Carragher has instantly given short shrift to the idea that Liverpool and Manchester United could join a new European Premier League.

A report from Sky News has suggested that the English pair could join forces with European superpowers to form a new league, with financiers said to be putting together a £4.6billion package to help put it all together.

Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur could all potentially be involved in the league's formation, along with the biggest clubs from Spain, Italy, Germany and France.

The move is not seen as the top sides breaking away from the English Premier League as it stands, although any formation of it is sure to put pressure on Premier League officials.

With FIFA also said to be backing the idea, it is said in the report that the league could end up rivalling and effectively replacing the Champions League, with up to 18 teams playing matches throughout the European season.

A formal announcement is yet to be made about the plans, but former Liverpool defender Carragher was quick to make his feelings known on the proposals.

Quoting the Sky News story onto his Twitter account, the Sky Sports pundit simply wrote: "Oh f*** off."

The comment quickly garnered plenty of reaction as fans shared their dismay and anger and what could be seen as another power grab from the big clubs in England.

The Liverpool and United-backed 'Project Big Picture' idea that would have given both clubs more say in the running of the English game was defeated in vote last week, although the clubs are said to retain some belief that they will get at least an element of what they want.

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