Sport Coronavirus: Liverpool will win Premier League title even if season is cancelled – UEFA president
Liverpool will be crowned champion, promises Ceferin
© Provided by Sports.fr Liverpool For the UEFA president, it is unthinkable that the epidemic of coronavirus deprives Liverpool of the title of champion of England. With 25 points ahead nine days before the end of in the Premier League, we could have written a few days ago that only a cataclysm could deprive Liverpool of the title of champion of England. This scenario is taking shape with the epidemic of coronavirus, which has interrupted the season.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin sees "no way" in which Liverpool could be denied the Premier League title this season despite the coronavirus pandemic.
Liverpool were 25 points clear atop the table when the campaign was suspended due to coronavirus last month.
It remains unclear when, and if, the season will resume, but Ceferin said Jurgen Klopp's men were almost certain to be champions, giving the club their first top-flight title since 1990.
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"I see no way to keep Liverpool untitled," he told Slovenian sports daily Ekipa.
"If it is played, then they will almost certainly win it – theoretically they have not reached the guaranteed level, but it is practically close.
"However, if it could not be played, it would also be necessary to announce the results in some way … and then the champions should be determined. And of course again I don't see a scenario that would not be Liverpool.
"I understand that fans will be disappointed if it happens in an empty stadium or even at a green table, but I believe they will win the title in one way or another."
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However, Ceferin insisted the plan was still for leagues around the world to be completed.
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"I just spoke hypothetically," he said. "We are also preparing for such scenarios, but we are not dealing with the details for now.
"At this point, we are fully committed to completing the competition."
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