By Alexander Johnson Adejoh
In Europe, some countries have already made their decision while the pandemic rages across the continent. Two have opted on for the cancellation route with the Eredivisie in Holland not declaring a league winner and Ligue 1 in France opting to crown Paris Saint Germain, who had a 12-point lead over Marseille, as champions.
But Italy’s Serie A, Spain’s La Liga and the most-watched league in the world, England’s Premier League, are putting plans in place to restart their season.
Fides gathered that the development in England has made certain fans that do not support Liverpool, a little hot under the collar.
Craig Taylor, a strong fan of Liverpool and a onetime lord in the game of football revealed that it has been a long 30-years wait for the trophy by fans of the Reds and its management.
‘To have the trophy taken away if the Premier League season is declared null and void would be a travesty of justice, especially when you factor in the massive 25-point lead that Liverpool have over second-placed Manchester City.
‘Opposition fans will say that Liverpool technically has not won the title, they need six more points to do so. But do they really believe that Jurgen Klopp’s men could be caught?,’ Taylor asked
He further went on to say ‘Of course, Experts in the game regularly remind those opposition fans that technically, Liverpool is the only team to qualify for a Champions League position next year. And yes, if you want to apply a “technicality” they are right.
‘Other rival fans have even suggested that the Football Associations should follow the course taken in 1939 at the outbreak of the Second World War when the English First Division was cancelled without leaders Blackpool named champions. What they conveniently forget to mention is the fact that Blackpool led by just one point after only three games had been played. The current scenario is a little different,’ he positioned
Fides ascertained that Liverpool have dominated the 2019/20 season with 27 wins out of 29 league matches, with only a draw to Manchester United and a loss to Watford keeping them from a perfect season up to now.
The Reds fan further said, even if the season cannot go ahead due to COVID-19, Liverpool should be awarded the title.
‘And yes, while I might support Liverpool and have a vested interest in them winning a prize that has eluded them for 30 years, if the roles were reversed and the old enemy Manchester United led the league by 25 points, I would have suggested the same course of action,’ he added.