Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has told Sky Sports that the 2019/20 season has to be completed following health concerns that has seen professional football in the UK temporarily put on halt.
The Covid-19 outbreak has stopped all Premier League and Football League fixtures until April 3 – with both of Liverpool’s upcoming top-flight bouts against Everton and Crystal Palace temporarily postponed.
Jurgen Klopp’s team are just two wins away from mathematically securing their first league title since 1990 but recent events have led to talks of cancelling the current Premier League campaign altogether with still nine matches of the competition left to play.
Fowler, who played Liverpool as well as Manchester City and Leeds United has claimed that he thinks the remainder of the Premier League and Football League fixtures have to be carried out – rather than void the remainder of the fixtures.
“The season has got to be played, regardless of how long we wait,” Fowler said.
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“It would be so unfair, not just on Liverpool but teams coming up from the Championship. They should wait as long as it takes, then play the games.”
“If any season gets interrupted, it should be next season when everyone is on a level playing field and understands the implications.”
What RTK has to say
Make no mistake, these are unprecedented times and nothing can be considered out of the picture at this early stage.
High profile figures such as Karren Brady and Piers Morgan have already delivered their verdicts regarding a ‘null season’ and unfortunately it is a topic that could potentially become a painful reality for Liverpool supporters.
However, this notion of a ‘null season’ is something that just cannot become a reality for far too many reasons. As Jamie Carragher rightly pointed out last week: Who gets promoted? Who faces relegation? Who will qualify for Europe next season? There are just far too many questions that cannot go unanswered before the dawn of a new campaign can even contemplate to arise.
Spare a thought for supporters of Leeds United, West Brom, Coventry City and Crewe, just to name a few. All will have any hopes or dreams of promotion taken from their grasp due to factors that are completely out of their control.
There are even some claims that there could be a possibility of a 22-man Premier League campaign next season to make matters supposedly fairer.
Sadly, In these times of chaos and confusion, nothing can be ruled out as of yet.