UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says he “cannot imagine” Liverpool being denied the Premier League title by the coronavirus pandemic.
Recall that before the league was suspended last month as a result of the spread of Covid-19, Jurgen Klopp’s team sat 25 points clear at the summit of the English top-flight and just two wins away from confirming a first league success since 1990.
And now UEFA chief Ceferin has rubbished claims that the Reds would miss out on the title, whether the campaign is completed properly or not.
Here’s what he told Slovenian publication EkipaSN: “I can’t see a way Liverpool could be left without a title.
“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 went on to explain that UEFA’s preference is to play out the final fixtures of every league season in Europe, rather than simply declare a winner on current standings.
“I was speaking hypothetically. We will be ready for such scenarios, but we are not working on the details of them right now,” he added.
“Currently we are completely focused on bringing the competitions to the end on the fields of play.”