A reported proposal to finish the Premier League season presents a chance for Liverpool to make history.
The Reds currently sit top of the Premier League, 25 points clear, having dropped just five all season. Despite that, they can’t say for sure whether they’ll be champions. Or whether there will be champions at all.
But a report in the Mirror sheds light on how we might see things play out. And if the plan comes to fruition, then we could witness Liverpool make history.
The Mirror believes that teams may finish the season by playing their last ten games over one month, from June to July 12th. Matches would be behind closed doors and squads would stay in isolation in the midlands, where it would all take place.
It’s a radical proposal, of course, but it could see the Premier League season finish. And if this is how it will play out, then Liverpool are in an exciting position.
Playing ten games in a month is a tough prospect for any side, of course. Most teams are used to four or five, so ten is quite the jump. Funnily enough, though, Liverpool have experience in playing ten games in a month.
The Reds played 10 games from December 4th – January 5th this season. It was an incredibly hectic period, made more difficult by the Club World Cup. In fact, they technically played 11 in that time but had to put out the kids against Aston Villa in the League Cup as it fell within 24 hours of another game.
So unlike everyone else, Liverpool know what it’s like to play that much football. The conditions are very different, of course, but the team does have experience.
And not only did the team play 10 times in 32 days but they thrived in it. Liverpool won every single one of those games and only conceded three goals.
If the team matched that under this new proposal, they’d finish the season with 109 points – a new Premier League record.
This certainly isn’t the way Liverpool would want to set a record – or win the title, for that matter – but it would be perhaps the only way to see a fitting end to this campaign.