UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has opened up on claims of Liverpool being handed the Premier League title amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The governing body drew up plans at an emergency meeting on Tuesday including delaying the European Championship until 2021.
As a result, there have seen suggestions the Premier League could be halted now with Liverpool – 25 points clear at the top and just two wins away from wrapping up the title – handed the title.
But Ceferin has branded that suggestion as “fake news” and insisted that was never the advice from UEFA given the problems it would cause regarding European qualification and relegation places.
“I’ve saw and heard some again fake news that Uefa will advise leagues to finish the championships now and decide that the winners are the ones who are number one now,” Ceferin said.
“I can say that it’s not true. Our goal is to finish the leagues and we didn’t recommend anything like that to any association or any league.
“The 19-20 season has to end with the same rules and not change, although the situation is exceptional.
“I cannot guarantee that the competition will end, as others have risked saying, before June 30. It is unfair that the competition ends with the classification as it is now.”
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