The competition’s league record goalscorer is adamant no winners or losers can be declared as it stands.
Despite Liverpool being 25 points clear in the Premier League title race, former Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer believes it would not be fair to declare the Reds champions if the season is not finished.
The coronavirus has presently suspended the competition till April three with doubts over precisely when soccer competitions throughout Europe could safely resume.
That uncertainty saw West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady lately state that the fairest thing to do would be to declare the current Premier League campaign null and void .
While Shearer concedes such a call would be “incredibly harsh” on Jurgen Klopp’s side, he stressed the truth that the Reds haven’t yet collected enough points would make handing them the title premature.
“If, and it is a huge if, the season can’t be completed then there is no way you can have a winner or loser,” Shearer wrote in The Sun.
“As harsh and as horrible as that would be for some clubs, none more so than Liverpool, it is the only outcome.
“If you can’t complete the fixtures then you can’t go handing out titles or think about relegating anybody.
“For Liverpool, it would be especially harsh.
But I can’t see how it would be honest to hand them the title – no matter the reality it is obvious nobody is going to catch them.
“They only want six points to wrap it up however they haven’t acquired them but so for that motive it has to be declared null and void.
“It would be very different if the season was suspended after they had obtained the points to win it. But they haven’t and on the other hand horrible a situation it would be, it’s the only option.”
Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish on the other hand believes the season can not be allowed to “count for nothing” as he urged the Premier League to explore each and every choice to see out the season.
“Would any person barring an agenda actually suppose it would be the most-sensible outcome to deny Liverpool their chance of triumphing the title after doing fantastically well in their 29 league games so a long way to build up a 25-point lead over Manchester City with 9 games remaining?” Dalglish wrote in his Sunday Post column.
“My first thought is that we need to be given time to finish the competitions in our own backyard. If that means we want to play every second night for three weeks in the course of May, or even into June, then so be it.
“It’s far from ideal, I know, however each and every club would be in the same boat, so it would be a level playing field.
“What must definitely not manifest is for the 2019-20 campaign to be declared null and void.”
As it stands, Liverpool nonetheless have 9 league games to play this season with their next possible match to be played in opposition to reigning champions Manchester City on April 6.