Liverpool could officially win the Premier League title in June under new proposals, according to reports.
The Mirror claim that the Premier League want to restart the season over June and July. That’s based on the idea of the current crisis slowing down over the summer, allowing for some creative football.
By that, we mean it won’t be football as you know it. This new proposal would have all of the remaining games played over those two months and, importantly, behind closed doors.
The games would take place in the midlands with players kept together in their squad under ‘strict lockdown’. The league would use hotels to house players in isolation, keeping them ready to play games.
With TV deals set to end on July 16th, they hope to get everything done by the 12th. That would mean a flurry of games as everyone plays their final ten matches over a period of a month.
The Premier League is apparently open to lifting restrictions on squads – like size, foreign players, etc. – to help clubs manage that.
This way, the league and clubs can fulfil TV commitments, as well as dispel any complications from an unfinished season.
What RTK has to say
It’s a radical proposal, of course, but then these are radical times. Such an unprecedented season will almost certainly require an unprecedented end.
But how does this affect the Reds? Well, it would mean that Liverpool would almost certainly clinch the title in June. They only need to win two more games, after all, and would surely get those done before July.
Honestly, it’s nice to see an actual proposal laid out like this. Is it perfect? Of course not but there won’t be a perfect end. There almost certainly won’t be fans in the stadium, for one thing, and this creates an incredibly imbalanced season.
This is the first time a plan came out that gave an idea of how things would look, though. And as it sounds doable, we really could see Liverpool win the title in June.
Things can change quickly, of course, but for now, we might just get our hopes up a little.