Ending Premier League season would cause chaos – Redknapp

Joe Williams
Jamie Redknapp Spurs

Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp thinks ending the Premier League season without a resolution would cause “chaos”.

Domestic professional football was brought to a halt on Friday in an attempt to slow the spread of Covid-19, with the sport pencilled in for a return in early April.

Few around the game expect the leagues to resume at that point but Redknapp is of the view that the Premier League season has to be finished if at all possible.

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Redknapp told Sky Sports: “Of course I feel we have to finish the league. It would just feel completely unfair.

“You can’t go null and void, that just doesn’t make any sense to me. Even if it runs into next season and we have a half-season next year, I feel that we have to fulfil the fixtures somehow if possible.

“Now, nine games to play, if you don’t and you say as it stands give Liverpool the league title and you then relegate Bournemouth, Norwich and Aston Villa, could you imagine the litigations that is going to cause? It’s going to cause chaos.

“I just don’t see that that can happen right now. I feel that somehow we have to finish the season.

“Look, if in six months to a year’s time we’re still in this predicament and people are still becoming ill and people are still self-isolating, I don’t think there is any chance you will finish the season.

“Then you’ve got a big decision to make. But right now as it stands, I feel the season, we have to finish it.

“I just don’t see a situation where you can have null and void or just give Liverpool the title.

“I think they’ve got to earn it. We all know they’re going to win it, there’s not a person in the world who doesn’t think that, but it’s just about doing the right thing.”