Plenty of Liverpool fans have voiced their agreement with a plea from John Barnes after the ex-Reds player took to Twitter (via @officialbarnesy) to give his views on the current club season in England.
The 56-year-old claimed that it is impossible to prepare for the next season of English football due to uncertainty over a return date amid the coronavirus pandemic and has called for the 2019/20 season to be completed first before taking any decisions on the fate of clubs throughout the country.
We can’t prepare fr next season as we don’t know when we are able to start so wenevr that is finish this one and start next one with relegated teams and promoted teams in their rightful leagues
— John Barnes (@officialbarnesy) April 29, 2020
As reported by Sky Sports, the Premier League remains committed to resuming the season when it is safe to do so and is targeting a June restart, with the UK government keen for football to return. That would give Liverpool the chance to collect the two wins they need from their nine remaining fixtures to be crowned champions of England for the first time since 1990.
However, both Netherlands and France took the decision to end their domestic leagues, with the former voiding the 2019/20 season, and there have been numerous calls for the current Premier League campaign to be written off amid the prevalence of COVID-19 in the UK.
These Liverpool fans on Twitter fully agree with Barnes’ desire to complete the current season before starting the next one:
Totally correct . If you are going to mess with any season then make it next season as it hasn’t started and whatever is agreed is fair for all. Tie up all the loose ends however long it takes .
— John Simmonds (@johnsimmonds13) April 29, 2020
Been saying that for weeks. It takes 24 days to play every 3 days. 2 weeks off the start the next season. We may be finishing this season in March next year anyway the way the gov is shaping up
— BHHWLFC6X (@markh096) April 29, 2020
Would be absolutely stupid to think of a new season before finishing one that has been fought for,and spent for,with blood n sweat.
Only 9 games!
However long the delay is, first finish THIS season.
— Suhale Ahmad (@soulmans7) April 29, 2020
Is right John. Legend.
— Rollo (@Rollo_LFC6) April 29, 2020
Spot on Barnesy, it’s the only way
Season’s don’t have to run from August to May
— Rob Shaw (@rob_robshaw) April 29, 2020
Quite right JB ??
— Kevin Ratcliffe (@The_Kevster) April 29, 2020
Well said at last someone talking sense. What happens if you do start another season and that has to stop for another spike do you scrap that as well. Got to finish this one first even if you have cancel next season
— Steve (@sjdurling) April 29, 2020
Bang on Barnesy!
— David Allan (@david_allan86) April 29, 2020
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