UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has opened the door for champions to be crowned with his latest admission about Liverpool and what would happen if this season can’t be restarted.
The talk of null and void from both sides of the border have come from people with a clear agenda but anyone within the power corridors of football has seriously put it on the table.
This leaves two options for UEFA and all the leagues currently shutdown.
1) Find a suitable time and place to finish the remaining games, even if this is behind closed doors.
2) Acknowledge the season can’t plausibly be played out and call the leagues as they stand.
Ceferin confirms this is the likely scenario if no more football can be played this term. He cites Liverpool as the biggest example.
He told RecordSport: “I can’t see a way Liverpool could be left without a title. If the Premier League resumes, Liverpool will almost certainly win the title. Theoretically, it’s not all over but practically Liverpool are on the verge of it.
“If by any chance the play will not resume, we still have to find a way to declare final results, to declare champions.
“I can’t imagine a scenario in which the champions wouldn’t be Liverpool. I understand fans will be disappointed if it happens in an empty stadium or even in the league offices, but they’ll get the title one way or another.”
The SPFL will look to make things clearer on the domestic front this week when a meeting between the league and all clubs takes place.
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