Liverpool are in favour of a proposal by Premier League chairman Richard Scudamore that will see 35% of overseas broadcasting revenue awarded based on position in the table.
The meeting of all 20 clubs takes place in London today, with Peter Moore travelling down to submit Liverpool’s vote, but the majority of clubs (as you’d expect) are against the plan.
At the moment, the £3bn international deal, which is running from 2016 to 2019, is split evenly between the 20 teams – but ourselves, Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea, United and City want a bigger slice of the pie.
Interestingly, Everton and Leicester are also on board, but that’s only eight of the required 14 votes needed to pass the proposal.
Virtually all the attraction of Premier League football to non-domestic fans is due to the big clubs, of which we are one.
However, without the smaller teams, we wouldn’t have a league or a product – and at EOTK – we don’t necessarily think a 20-team split is ‘unfair’.
This way, there’s a more even split of the money which hopefully leads to a better, more even competition.
Having said that, it’s difficult to argue with the commercial reasoning behind Liverpool wanting change.