Report claims Liverpool will still be crowned champions regardless

Date published: Saturday 14th March 2020 1:40

James Milner Liverpool

A report claims that Liverpool will be crowned Premier League champions even if the season is cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The English game, like most of Europe, has suspended all football until April 3 at the earliest due to the outbreak, which has, at the time of writing, killed 11 people so far in the UK.

And while there is no outline as to what would happen were the English game be ended now due to the outbreak, a report in the Daily Telegraph claims senior club executives at the Premier League say there would be no issue declaring Liverpool as champions.

The Reds currently hold a 25-point lead over nearest challengers Manchester City and are just two wins away from being crowned champions of England for the first time in 30 years.

Further down the chain, there remains issues over promotion to and relegation from the Premier League and among the other issues being debated is the Premier League being expanded to 22 teams from next season, whenever that might be.

And that would spell potentially good news for both Leeds and West Brom with the duo having led the way for almost the entire season and currently sitting seven and six points respectively ahead of the chasing pack.

As per the report, that would lead to a bigger Premier League season over two years which would dovetail the 2022 World Cup, due to be held in Qatar over December.

However, it is not yet known what would happen or how the chasing pack in the Championship would react, with Fulham, Brentford, Nottingham Forest and Preston all making up the top six at the time of football being halted.

It would, however, should the proposal come to fruition, make for good news for Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Norwich, who are currently the three sides marooned at the foot of the Premier League table.


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