Premier League chairman wants Liverpool to get title but relegation scrapped

Brighton and Hove Albion chairman Tony Bloom says that teams cannot be relegated from the Premier League on a points-per-game basis should the season not be able to conclude, but added that Liverpool should still be crowned champions.

The coronavirus crisis continues to play havoc with sport around the world, with the Premier League now hopeful that they can return to action with behind closed doors matches in June should it be safe to do so.

But with the virus dictating everything, there is a genuine concern that the 2019/20 season may not be able to be played to a finish.

Should that happen then Seagulls owner Bloom says using a points-per-game system to determine relegation would simply be unworkable, and wouldn't get the necessary backing from the clubs to pass.

"I don't foresee a situation, if the season's not played out, that teams will get relegated on a points-per-game basis," Bloom told the Telegraph.

"I just don't think it's fathomable that a team which is not allowed to play out the season may lose out on 0.2 of a point and also it does not take into account the strength of the teams you have not played.

"You may get a title winner – obviously Liverpool deserve it – you may use that criteria for European qualification, but I do not see how anyone can vote for that, certainly the [70] per cent needed, for teams to get relegated."

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