Wayne Rooney Drops Hilarious Admission Over Liverpool’s Premier League Title Challenge
Wayne Rooney has hilariously joked that it would be "good" if the Premier League season was cancelled and Liverpool were denied the title.
The Reds lead defending champions Manchester City by a whopping 25 points before the league was suspended due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.
And Liverpool only need two more wins to secure their first league title in 30 years, with English football currently suspended until 30th April.
Rooney, who played for Liverpool rivals Everton and Manchester United, believes that the Reds will win the league title this season.
But the 34-year-old boyhood Everton fan couldn't resist taking a cheeky swipe at the expense of Liverpool and the season potentially being written off.
"Liverpool will win the Premier League," Rooney wrote for The Sunday Times.
"Now, as you can imagine, I have Everton fans phoning me up saying: 'The season has to be cancelled!'
"And, of course, as an Evertonian and someone who played for Manchester United for 13 years, there's a bit in me that thinks that would be good...
"But no. Liverpool have been fantastic. They have put so much work in. They deserve this title.
"Can you imagine waiting 30 years and then having it taken away like this? The right decision has been made.
"It's also right in terms of promotion and relegation and Champions League places. These issues are so big for the clubs involved that I imagine there would be a lot of legal fights if the season was just abandoned.
"The fair thing is to finish 2019-20 even if we have to lose next season in the process. It wouldn't surprise me if finishing the season takes until the end of 2020."
West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady has previously suggested that the Premier League season would have to be "declared null and void" if the remaining matches can't be finished.
According to recent reports, the English football authorities are keen for the season to be finished before the new campaign begins.
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