Uefa chief Ceferin: Liverpool should be awarded EPL title
Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin said that there is “no way” Liverpool should finish the season without the English Premier League title, even if the campaign is cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Juergen Klopp’s Liverpool were two wins away from securing a first English top-flight title in 30 years when the season was suspended. They are 25 points clear of second-placed Manchester City.
“There is no way Liverpool could end without the title. If the matches are played, then they will almost certainly win it – theoretically, they still haven’t earned the title, but they almost certainly will,” Ceferin told Slovenian sports daily Ekipa on Monday.
“In case the matches cannot be played, we will need to find a way...
“And, once again, I see no scenario according to which Liverpool would not be the winners. I realise fans might be disappointed if the match is played in an empty stadium or even if it is resolved around a table, but I believe that one way or another, they will win the title.”
All major European leagues are currently suspended, as are the Champions League and Europa League competitions.
When asked if Ceferin thought games could played this summer, he said he was “optimistic”.
“I’m an optimist,” he added. “Of course, there is nothing I can guarantee or promise. It all depends on the situation in those countries, it will all depend on whether the circumstances will be safe enough so that by playing football, nobody will be put in danger.” – AFP