FILE - The Premier League trophy. Photo: Rui Vieira/AP
FILE - The Premier League trophy. Photo: Rui Vieira/AP

Liverpool to be crowned champions even if season called off

Time of article published Mar 14, 2020

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CAPE TOWN – Liverpool will be crowned Premier League champions even if the season is called off due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to a report.

The league announced on Friday that the competition was being suspended until April, where a further decision will be taken depending on whether the spread of the virus has been contained or not.

But, according to a report in Metro.co.uk, the league title will be heading to Anfield with “little opposition” from rival clubs to deny Jurgen Klopp’s men a title they’ve been motoring towards since the season began.

Speaking about the decision to suspend the campaign, Klopp said he “supported it completely”.

“[Friday's] decision and announcement is being implemented with the motive of keeping people safe. Because of that we support it completely,” Klopp said.

“We have seen members of teams we compete against become ill. This virus has shown that being involved in football offers no immunity.

“To our rival clubs and individuals who are affected and to those who later will become so, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

“None of us know in this moment what the final outcome will be, but as a team we have to have belief that the authorities make decisions based on sound judgement and morality,” said the German.

IOL Sport

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