It is a dilemma that soccer league bosses world wide are going through.
And that is whether or not they need to someway kick-start soccer behind closed doorways within the wake of the coronavirus pandemic or just cancel their respective seasons completely.
In Europe, some international locations have already made their determination whereas the pandemic rages throughout the continent. Two have opted 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.
However Italy’s Serie A, Spain’s La Liga and the most-watched league on the earth, England’s Premier League, are placing plans in place to restart their season.
In England, that is made sure followers who do not assist Liverpool, somewhat scorching underneath the collar.
Let me simply level out that I’m a Liverpool fan. And sure, it has been a protracted 30-year watch for the one trophy that followers of the Reds have craved. To have it taken away if the Premier League season is asserted null and void can be a travesty of justice, particularly once you issue within the large 25-point lead that Liverpool have over second-placed Manchester Metropolis.
Opposition followers will say that Liverpool technically have not received the title (they want six extra factors to take action). However do they actually consider that Jurgen Klopp’s males might be caught?
In fact, cheeky Scousers commonly remind these opposition followers that technically, Liverpool are the one workforce to qualify for a Champions League place subsequent yr. And sure, if you wish to apply a “technicality” they’re proper.
Different rival followers have even instructed that the Soccer Associations ought to observe the course taken in 1939 on the outbreak of the Second World Battle when the English First Division was cancelled with out leaders Blackpool named champions. What they conveniently neglect to say is the truth that Blackpool led by only one level after solely THREE video games had been performed.
The present situation is somewhat totally different, do not you suppose?
Liverpool have dominated the 2019/20 season with 27 wins out of 29 league matches, with solely a draw to Manchester United and a loss to Watford retaining them from an ideal season to date.
Even when the season can’t go forward on account of Covid-19, they need to be awarded the title.
And sure, whereas I would assist Liverpool and have a vested curiosity in them profitable a prize that has eluded them for 30 years, if the roles have been reversed and the previous enemy Manchester United led the league by 25 factors, I might have instructed the identical plan of action.
So let’s have a look at the way it all seems.