Liverpool told there is 'no way' they won't win Premier League title this season
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has admitted even if the season is cancelled over the coronavirus, he can see ‘no way’ Liverpool won’t be awarded the Premier League title.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are within just two wins from claiming their first league title in 30 years, but the coronavirus pandemic has halted all action for the foreseeable future.
Top-flight clubs decided on Friday that the season will be indefinitely postponed, and football will only return when it is deemed safe to do so.
Despite the ogoing state of flux, Ceferin told Slovenian outlet Ekipa: ‘I see no way for Liverpool to stay untitled. If the championship resumes, they will almost certainly win it – theoretically, it has not yet reached the guaranteed level, but it is practically close.
‘However, if it could not be played, it would also be necessary to announce the results in some way and find some key on how the champions should be determined.
‘And, of course, again I do not see a scenario in which that would not be Liverpool.’
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One option being mooted is to play all remaining games behind closed doors, which would at least ensure the safety of supporters.
Ceferin added: ‘I understand that fans will be disappointed if it happens in an empty stadium or even at the green table, but I believe they will win the title one way or another.’
Manchester United defender Luke Shaw stated he wants the season declared null and void if it is unable to continue, which would mean Liverpool would miss out on the title.
But the Premier League and UEFA have both insisted they are focused on finishing the current campaign.
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