"There Is No Way For Liverpool Not To Be Awarded The Premier League Title This Year" - UEFA

Published On: April 7, 2020, 8:45 am
Author:
Daniel Bosai
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UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has waded in on the debate of who should be crowned English champions, saying there is “no way” Liverpool should finish the season without the Premier League title amid the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Reds seems poised to secure a first English top-flight title in 30 years when the season was suspended, sitting 25 points clear of second-placed Manchester City.

With the prospect of the season being cancelled, there have been debates on whether Liverpool should be crowned champions.

“There is no way Liverpool could end without the title. If the matches are played, then they will almost certainly win it – theoretically, they still haven’t earned the title but they almost certainly will,” Ceferin told Slovenian sports daily Ekipa.

“In case the matches cannot be played, we will need to find a way…

“And, once again, I see no scenario according to which Liverpool would not be the winners. I realise fans might be disappointed if the match is played in an empty stadium or even if it is resolved around a table, but I believe that one way or another they will win the title.”

All major European leagues are currently suspended, as are the Champions League and Europa League competitions.

When asked if Ceferin thought games could be played this summer, he said he was “optimistic”.

“I’m an optimist,” he added. “Of course, there is nothing I can guarantee or promise. It all depends of the situation in those countries, it will all depend on whether the circumstances will be safe enough so that by playing football nobody will be put in danger.”