Support is growing for Liverpool to be Premier League champions, regardless of what happens with the rest of the season.
Friday saw all elite-level football suspended in England, including the Premier League. It will resume on April 3rd at the absolute earliest but, honestly, that seems unlikely.
The Telegraph reported on Friday evening that clubs and leagues are trying to sort out where to go from here. Should everything be voided? Postponed? Cancelled as is?
No one really knows and there certainly isn’t an obvious answer. Although, the paper also claimed that there is little opposition to Liverpool being Premier League champions.
And vocal support from outside the club is growing. Watford boss Nigel Pearson – the only manager to beat Liverpool in the league this season – backed the Reds.
“The longer it goes on the more difficult it will be to conclude the season,” he said, per the Guardian. “We have to keep this in perspective, of course, but for Liverpool, it would be such a tragedy not to conclude the season.”
Brighton CEO Paul Barber, too, supports Liverpool for the trophy.
“If we were to freeze the league, then for me it would be incredibly unjust for Liverpool not to be awarded the title because I think everybody in the game appreciates what a fantastic season they’ve had and what a wonderful team they are,” he said, per the Echo.
It’s pretty far from the way Liverpool wanted to be champions, of course. But for such an incredible season, you’d hope to see a reward for the incredible work everyone has put in.
And it’s certainly nice to see that recognised, even outside of Merseyside.