With the Premier League currently on ice as sporting officials determine what should be done about the league season, a popular choice amongst pundits appears to be to declare the year null and void, and Paul Merson is the latest to put his backing behind this movement.
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) March 16, 2020
The former Arsenal man admitted in his column for Sky Sports that whilst Liverpool are 25 points clear of Manchester City with nine games of the league season left to play, the Reds should not be handed the title given they are still not mathematically champions at this stage of the season.
Will the season be deemed null and void?
And as you would expect, lots of Liverpool fans took aim at the 51-year-old for believing that it would be wrong for Jurgen Klopp’s side to win the title, with plenty of supporters thinking that Merson’s take on the matter was ridiculous.
Here’s what tons of Liverpool fans had to say on Twitter about Merson’s comments…
What utter nonsense. The point differential and the proximity of games remaining make it possible to award Liverpool the title especially since this whole thing is a act of god. Unless your going to give 20 points for Liverpool at the start of next season and the winner money.
— Nikhil Michael (@nik2cool) March 17, 2020
All LFC need to win the league is 2 more wins out of 9 matches. No one could honestly put their hand on their heart, and say LFC would not be able to do that. Even Pep Guardiola have admitted defeat in one of his interview. LFC is a deserving winner.
— LFC_Up the Reds 🔴 (@SarahYnwa) March 16, 2020
People really are bitter about us winning the league 💉 💉 pic.twitter.com/gHbXs08UN0
— DH (@ffsDH_70) March 16, 2020
Who’s gonna catch us Paul????.
— hamiet1892 (@hamiet1892) March 16, 2020
Cant start new season without finishing old season.
— colin quinn (@quinncq32) March 16, 2020
Wouldn’t be saying that if it was Arsenal. Just finish the damn season at a later time, finishing should be no1 priority before even starting a new campaign. Sorted.
— mike-cal (@ShamelessRobbo) March 16, 2020
The Premier League are yet to announce what will happen for the remainder of the 2019/20 season.