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UEFA President 'Can't Imagine' Liverpool Won't Be Made Champions 'One Way Or Another'

UEFA President 'Can't Imagine' Liverpool Won't Be Made Champions 'One Way Or Another'

The Reds lead the Premier League by 25 points but have been made to wait for their first title in 30 years because of Covid-19.

Ryan Sidle

Ryan Sidle

Liverpool will be crowned Premier League champions 'one way or another,' according to UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin, even if the rest of the games aren't played.

Jurgen Klopp's side had a 25 point advantage over Manchester City when the league came to a halt last month and needed just two more wins to secure their first title in 30 years.

Plenty of people have had their say with what will happen with the end of the campaign, with some calling for the season to be made void, but Ceferin says whether the title is won or handed to them, Liverpool will be champions.

"I can't see a way Liverpool could be left without a title," the UEFA boss told Slovenian daily sports paper Ekipa SN, "If the Premier League resumes play, 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.

"And again I cannot see, I cannot imagine a scenario, in which the champions would not be Liverpool.

"I understand the fans will be disappointed if it happens in an empty stadium or even in the league offices, but I believe, they will get the title one way or another."

Ceferin did confirm that he wants the leagues to be finished on the pitch, adding, "I was speaking hypothetically. We will be ready for such scenarios, but we are not working on the details of them right now.

"Currently we are completely focused on bringing the competitions to the end on the fields of play."

Last week Belgium became the first league to make steps towards a definitive end of the season as their board agreed to end the season early, and hand Club Brugge the title.

The new champions, who haven't been ratified yet but are expected to be, were 15 points clear with just one game left of the regular season.

However the Jupiler league then splits into two for the second part of the campaign, with the top six competing in a mini league to decide the champions.

The league doesn't reset for the mini league but Brugge would have been far from guaranteed to win the league, which seems unlike the Liverpool situation.

There were reports that UEFA were unhappy with the Belgian league's decision to cancel and wouldn't allow their teams in European competitions next year but Ceferin's suggestion that leagues could be decided off the pitch might change that.

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Topics: Manchester City, Liverpool, Football News, Belgium, Club Brugge, UEFA, Premier League, Coronavirus, Covid-19