Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has suggested a bizarre and controversial method of finishing the league seasons across Europe should the season be voided due to the outbreak of Covid19.
His strategy was for the league champions to be decided by who has performed the best over the past three-to-five seasons.
If this were to come to fruition in the Premier League then it would dictate that Manchester City would be declared as champions despite Pep Guardiola’s team currently trailing Jurgen Klopp’s league leaders by 25 points.
Aulas tweeted: “There is another solution according to experts: the historical ranking over 3 years or 5 years? But the best solution would be to finish the championship but it’s going to be ‘difficult’?”
Ultimatley this theory would leave Liverpool empty-handed in terms of domestic silverware if Aulas’ strategy were to become a reality.
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The Reds were just two league victories away from making the league title a mathematical formality before fixtures were postponed until April 3 due to health concerns.
Both of Liverpool upcoming top-flight bouts against Everton and Crystal Palace have been postponed.
UEFA will meet today and will decide how best to proceed and whether Euro 2020 could be postponed to accommodate a later finish to domestic seasons.
What RTK has to say
Aulas’ method is an interesting concept but ultimatley would be drastically unfair on Liverpool.
It would be completely illogical to disregard Liverpool for their shortcomings over the previous three-five seasons. This is ultimatley why transfer windows exist to allow clubs to strengthen each season and gradually improve year-by-year.
It is a complete disregard to a season that has seen Liverpool break records for fun in their pursuit of Premier League glory.
No team has ever had a lead as great as Liverpool’s currently reads and to suggest anyone but the Reds deserve to be crowned champions of England for 2019/20 is completely farcical.