Liverpool’s Premier League Title In Rivals’ Hands And This Is How They Could Vote

Premier League will meet on Friday to determine what could happen with the current season amid coronavirus fears.

UEFA have already indicated they want domestic leagues to be completed and have paved the way by indefinitely postponing their European club competitions.

Any major change within the Premier League is usually done by majority vote, required the agreement of 14 clubs.

These, though, are unprecedented times, and such a ruling on the future of the campaign may not necessarily require such backing.

After all, the choice made by clubs would almost certainly be driven by self-interest.

Any move to void the season could not be made unilaterally and would require agreement with the FA Leagues Committee and the EFL, who have already signalled their desire to continue the season later in the year.

According to Liverpoolecho, this is how Premier League teams could vote if asked?

Complete the season

Liverpool – With the Reds just two wins away from a first title since 1990, they will be extremely keen to finish the campaign.

Leicester City – The Foxes are in line for Champions League qualification for only the second time in their history.

Manchester United – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side will fancy their chances of finishing in the top four, which may only have to be a top-five finish if Manchester City's European ban is upheld. They won't want to be back in the Europa League.

Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sheffield United – both are in the running for European qualification and have a chance of a Champions League berth.

Burnley – The Clarets are believed to prefer to see the season played out to a conclusion.

Crystal Palace – Roy Hodgson's side are considered safe from the drop and still have an outside chance of pushing for a top-six berth.

Cancel the season

Tottenham Hotspur – The Londoners have had a nightmare campaign and scrapping it would mean their European coefficient remains unaffected. Harry Kane certainly wouldn't mind.

Arsenal – The Gunners are presently set to miss out on the Champions League and have had a season to forget.

West Ham – Vice-chairman Karren Brady has already made public her thoughts on the matter.

Chelsea – A place in the Champions League would be assured and their transfer ban would have ended with minimal impact.

Watford – The Hornets are understood keen to scrap the season – having spent a fair amount on their squad, cancelling the season would see them safe for another year in the lucrative top flight.

Brighton and Hove Albion – Club officials have gone on record to say they can't envisage the season being completed.

Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Norwich City – The struggling trio wouldn't be blamed for wanting to start afresh and take more Premier League money.

Difficult to call

Manchester City – It has been a difficult season for City, but it could be seen as deeply unsporting to deny Liverpool a title that Pep Guardiola has long since admitted the Reds deserve. Kevin De Bruyne, though, has hinted what some players may want.

Everton – Urging the cancellation of a season in which their neighbours are about to win the league could prove politically explosive.

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Southampton and Newcastle United – Both teams are hovering close to the drop zone but still have a reasonable gap. Could caution be their watchword?

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago

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