Liverpool could be denied their first league title in 30 years as several Premier League clubs are keen for the season to be cancelled with immediate effect.
The Athletic report that some teams in the English top-flight are warming to the idea of writing this season off and replaying it once it is deemed safe to start playing again, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt the footballing calendar with the Premier League currently scheduled to return on April 30th.
Liverpool are currently two wins away from lifting the title, but with the Reds still not mathematically Premier League winners and events this week seeing the FA null and void this season on multiple non-league and women’s football levels, there is a growing movement that the same outcome could happen to professional men’s football in England.
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And some senior figures in the game are open to this season being scrapped from the history books, with the report stating that Premier League officials are eager to put human lives and safety over questions like ‘will Liverpool be champions?’ or ‘should the Reds be awarded the title anyway?’.
We are currently living in an unprecedented time in human history where we as a society are being ordered to social distance from one another and limit civil interaction as much possible, and football too must play its part in trying to fight back against coronavirus, even if it means cancelling the season altogether and Liverpool not being awarded the Premier League title they deserve.
Whilst it would be unfair on Liverpool for the season to be deemed null and void, some things in life are simply more important than football, and in a global pandemic where real lives are at stake and people are dying every day, this is very much one of those situations where sport needs to take a backseat.