Liverpool will not hold their annual Players’ Awards ceremony this year because of their hectic end of season schedule, according to the Echo.
The Reds finished their domestic campaign on Sunday with a 2-0 win over Wolves on Sunday. and will face Tottenham in the Champions League final on June 1st.
Usually the event is held in the week leading up to or after the final game of the season, but the intensity of their title showdown with Manchester City, plus the rigours of a European run has meant that it has not been possible this year.
Fans will, however, still be able to vote for players to receive the relevant accolades.
This is understandable from the club. It would be nice for supporters and players to have an event to recognise the massive progress the side have made this season, but given the intensity of these past few months, it is fair to say that the club have made the right choice. At the end of the day, there is still silverware up for grabs, and far better for the team to focus on that final with Spurs than celebrate their achievements now. If they can manage to lift the European crown, and at the moment, they will be firm favourites to do just that, then the celebrations will far outweigh any end of season awards ceremony, and every single one of these players will be immortalised on Merseyside. This squad won’t need telling twice about how good they are, and while a well-deserved pat on the back would be nice, it won’t come anywhere near the rush of winning a Champions League trophy, if they can see it over the line in Madrid.