Liverpool At Risk Of Not Winning The English Premier League Title (See Reason Why)
A former Red does not assume it would be fair for the top-flight crown to arrive at Anfield prematurely, as the Covid-19 crisis rages on.
If the current season can’t be completed due to the coronavirus outbreak, then the campaign have to be restarted from the beginning, in accordance to Joe Cole, who does not consider Liverpool should be handed the title.
Liverpool boast a 25-point lead over reigning Premier League champions Manchester City at the moment, having won 27 of their 29 fixtures to date.
The domestic crown which has eluded the Reds for 30 years looked destined to end up in their trophy cabinet come May, before the season was postponed indefinitely amid the ongoing combat against Covid-19.
All English soccer fixtures have been postponed till the end of April at the earliest, with government officers advising residents to stay in their houses and practise social distancing in order to contain the spread of the illness.
It has been suggested that Liverpool need to be named as champions if the season be abandoned completely, however Cole believes such a scenario would stir up too plenty controversy.
“Obviously we want to finish the season as soon as we can, if we’re allowed to. That would be ideal,” the former Reds midfielder told the Daily Star.
“If we can’t finish the season, and it’s getting close to the following season, the only situation which I think is fair is to simply restart it.
“Everyone’s tribal. Everyone wants what’s best for their clubs. But except you do a blanket thing for everyone, it’s going to have knock-on effects.
“In my opinion, that’s the solely solution. Restart from scratch if we can’t end the league.”
Cole went on to express his trust that public security should come above soccer in these uncertain times, adding: “I’m positive there are more intelligent people than me coming up with solutions however we’re in a situation as a country where we have to stick together.
“Everyone in the soccer world desires to understand that as well. Finishing a 100 metre race at 70 metres leaves a lot of arguments.
“We’ve considered so many instances in sport – it throws up so many surprises, doesn’t it? You can in no way be sure what’s going to happen.
“We’re in a scenario where people have to be selfless in their lives and in soccer we need to lead the way.
“It’s going to benefit some clubs and others are going to be very upset however bigger things than soccer are at stake. It’s people’s lives and livelihoods.”