David Moyes

West Ham manager David Moyes has Suggested a British Cup after calls from UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin to scrap the League Cup.

Ceferin told The Times on Thursday it would be”better for everyone” if England’s secondary knockout competition has been removed from the fixture program to lighten the load of leading players.

Ceferin’s call comes as FIFA prepares to start an extra championship in the summer of 2021 – a 24-team Club World Cup – as well as his own organisation is known to be in talks to endorse an enlarged version of this pre-season International Champions Cup.

West Ham manager David Moyes has suggested a British Cup after calls from UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin to scrap the League Cup.

Ceferin told The Times on Thursday it would be”better for everyone” if England’s secondary knockout competition has been removed from the fixture program to lighten the load of leading players.

Ceferin’s call comes as FIFA prepares to start an extra championship in the summer of 2021 – a 24-team Club World Cup – as well as his own firm is known to be in talks to endorse an expanded version of this pre-season International Champions Cup.

“My view on it is I have always believed we should have included Scotland,” he said.

“I think it could do with a revamp, perhaps there is a way that a certain amount of Premier League teams would not enter.

“I know the fixture pile-up and there are an awful lot of matches for the very best players. A lot who’ll be playing at the Euros and off the back of enjoying extended spans, Saturday-Wednesday, and are then expected to begin again in the Premier League with just a couple of months’ break, so I do not think that is accurate. The players will have no time off in any way.

“It is in need of a method of being revamped. Call it the British Cup. A few teams from Northern Ireland, possibly two of the Welsh League clubs. That could give us something different.”

Meanwhile, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has called the League Cup”important” while stressing”we must work on a solution”.

In December, Liverpool fielded what was at the point the youngest starting XI in their background, overseen by Under-23s boss Neil Critchley, since they dropped 5-0 to Aston Villa in the League Cup quarter-finals, while Klopp and his first-team players ready for a Club World Cup game in Qatar the following day.

On Friday, Klopp said: “I believe we could do a great deal of different stuff.

“Everybody tells me in public just how much it means. The League Cup is a really traditional contest in England so how do I say we ought to scrap it? From a financial standpoint it’s essential for the Football League so how do we say it isn’t important, it’s important so I really believe we must work on a solution.

“Fewer games are already possible with few adaptations. Up to now, what I’m happy about is people are actually talking. We must discuss it. The season is extreme.

“What I’m even more worried about is what happens between the last game of the season and the first game of the new year. That was always a pure moment when everyone needed a break and that does not occur.