Watford striker Troy Deeney has said that Liverpool would be ‘wounded’ if the current Premier League season were to be declared null and void.
The Hornet’s club-captain believes that Jurgen Klopp’s ‘Mentality Monsters’ being crowned English champions is what ‘everyone’ wants to see and insisted the decision to lift the current suspension must be taken with caution.
Liverpool are just two victories away from mathematically securing a first league title since 1990 and currently command a gargantuan 25-point lead over current holders Manchester City.
The decision to postpone Premier League fixtures until April 3, has now been extended to April 30 due to the current health concerns and spread of Covid-19 in the UK.
The Football Association recently confirmed that the current campaign will be ‘extended indefinitely’ if required.
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And Deeney shares the same view with the governing body and has urged Premier League chiefs to ensure that the 2019/20 season is completed rather than being scrapped and abandoned.
“I don’t know when or how but we’ve got to finish it, just to get a fair outcome,” he told the BBC.
“If you ‘null and void’ it, Liverpool are wounded.
“Everyone wants to see them win it now, they’ve been great.
“I don’t think setting dates is the first thing to do.
“I think we’ve just got to play it by safety.”
And while many want fixtures to resume with fans in attendance, Deeney is prepared to play behind closed doors if that is the only option.
“The privileged position we’re in, we’ve been tested and will probably get tested again before the season starts,” he added.
“If they play behind closed doors, they are going to make sure the stadiums are really clean.
“I think it’s a case of just finishing it, but by being sensible.”
What RTK has to say
Deeney is absolutely spot on and it is encouraging for supporters to see someone publically showcase their desire to get the season up and running when the league is eventually deemed safe to continue.
The difficulty that an absence of football brings to the global economy has been astronomical. So many jobs and communities have suffered financially due to the lack of football even though it is in the best interest of the general public for the sport to temporarily be put on the back-burner.
The positive for Liverpool is that both the Premier League, Football League and UEFA have showcased their intention to get football back on ASAP. However, it remains to be seen just how long this delay can hold for.