UEFA president who believes Jurgen Klopp’s men ‘will get title one way or another…



Liverpool ‘may have to win the Premier League in an empty stadium or league offices’ says UEFA president who believes Jurgen Klopp’s men ‘will get title one way or another’

  • Alexsander Ceferin insists Liverpool will be crowned Premier League winners 
  • The season is at threat of being cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic 
  • However, the UEFA president hinted at playing games behind closed doors 

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says he ‘cannot imagine a scenario’ in which Liverpool would not be crowned Premier League champions insisting ‘they will get the title one way or another.’

Football has ground to a shuddering halt due to the coronavirus crisis with the season now suspended indefinitely.

The Premier League are determined to complete the season but will only do so once given the go-ahead by the government.

Aleksandr Ceferin says Liverpool will be crowned Premier League champions in some form

Aleksandr Ceferin says Liverpool will be crowned Premier League champions in some form

The Reds' wait for a first Premier League title has been delayed a little longer by coronavirus

The Reds’ wait for a first Premier League title has been delayed a little longer by coronavirus

UEFA president Ceferin has calmed fans' fears that the season could be cancelled

UEFA president Ceferin has calmed fans’ fears that the season could be cancelled  

The uncertainty and fears that it will be some time before it is safe to play football again has led to calls from some quarters for the season to be declared ‘null and void.’

Among the implications of that would be Liverpool being cruelly denied their first top-flight title since 1990 and first ever Premier League crown.

Jurgen Klopp’s side were 25 points clear and needed just two victories to be confirmed as champions when football was suspended last month.

Anfield has been silent with the league on shutdown, with a restart date completely unknown

Anfield has been silent with the league on shutdown, with a restart date completely unknown

Handing Liverpool the title means relegation will also have to be sorted, a trickier business

Handing Liverpool the title means relegation will also have to be sorted, a trickier business 

Ceferin told Slovenian daily sports paper 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.

The Reds were storming further and further ahead before the shutdown was enforced

The Reds were storming further and further ahead before the shutdown was enforced 

‘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.’

The Belgian league is set to become the first to be cancelled due to coronavirus and the current standings accepted as final.

Games will likely be played behind closed doors, leaving the Reds without their support

Games will likely be played behind closed doors, leaving the Reds without their support

Ceferin insisted UEFA have not made any decisions on how leagues should be finalised if it is decided that action cannot resume.

He added: ‘I was speaking hypothetically. We will be ready for such scenarios, but we are not working on the details of them right now.

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