Huge 75 per cent of fans demand Liverpool get title if season’s canned after Prem chiefs suspend games over coronavirus – The Sun

Huge 75 per cent of fans demand Liverpool get title if season’s canned after Prem chiefs suspend games over coronavirus – The Sun

FANS have delivered a resounding verdict on the possibility of cutting the Premier League season short due to coronavirus – demanding Liverpool be awarded the title.

The pandemic has already caused English football to be placed on hiatus until April 3 and some fear it won't return until much later.

In the event that the season has to be cancelled altogether, there will be fierce debate over who should finish where in the table or if it should be considered at all.

To get an early perspective on what fans think, SunSport called upon its readers to vote on whether Jurgen Klopp's side should be declared champions.

And a whopping 75 per cent of the 20,000 fans who took part felt Liverpool deserved to lift the trophy if the season is terminated.

Some 22.9 per cent reckoned the Reds hadn't done enough to be declared title winners after 29 games.

A further 2.1 per cent confessed to not being sure whether they deserved the honour.

Liverpool's invincible start to the season may have fallen by the wayside somewhat in recent weeks but their Premier League form is still mightily impressive.

Falling to just one draw and one defeat, Klopp has gathered a stunning 82 points to set them on course to challenge for the all-time record.

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Many fans have pointed out the cruel circumstances of Liverpool being set to win their first league crown in 30 years in a campaign hit by a global pandemic.

A 25-point gap has opened up between themselves and Manchester City, who do have a game in hand.

That meant the title could have been secured this month when Crystal Palace were due to play at Anfield. That game must now be rearranged, if it is to be played at all.

But the tantalising prospect of bagging first place for good with victory at Etihad Stadium in their next scheduled fixture has been opened up.

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On Friday, league bosses confirmed a total suspension of the top-four tiers of the English game until April 3.

That followed the coronavirus diagnosis of Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta with Callum Hudson-Odoi of Chelsea also testing positive for the illness this week.

Having faced the Gunners last weekend, West Ham are now placing certain employees into isolation with Leicester, Everton, Bournemouth and Watford taking similar measures as staff members report coronavirus-like symptoms.

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