Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville has claimed that Liverpool can have the Premier League title this season, but only if their name in the history books is written with an asterisk next to it.
Speaking on The Debate, the Manchester United legend admitted that he will be fine with Liverpool being handed the Premier League title no matter what happens to this season, but that their name should be recorded in history with a symbol next to it clarifying what happened for the Reds to win the league.
This week saw the FA and Premier League announce in a joint-statement that football at all levels will be suspended until April 30th, with Liverpool just two wins away from claiming their first league title in 30 years after a remarkable campaign which has seen Jurgen Klopp’s side lose just once in the league.
Yet there is suspicion that this season could be deemed null and void should the coronavirus pandemic continue to worsen, and if this happens to be the case, Neville admitted that Liverpool should still be handed the title but on just one condition.
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The former England international said about the Premier League should do in the situation of the season being deemed as null and void: “I say give Liverpool the league and then I keep sending the little asterisk sign, a little note next to it, ‘Liverpool won the league but…’.
“It would be an absolute doomsday scenario for football, at the end of the day football doesn’t matter at this moment in time, but it would have to be a doomsday scenario for football not to finish the existing fixtures for this season. I don’t see how essentially you can shift on with next season without essentially finishing those fixtures.”
Whilst it is expected that the Premier League season will be completed in the following months, there is still a possibility that this campaign could be whipped from the history books, and with it, Liverpool’s impending title win which has been 30 years in the making.