A number of Liverpool fans reacted with excitement to reports from French media that Paris Saint-Germain have been declared as champions of Ligue 1.
L’Equipe reported [via Daily Mail] that, after the French football season was abandoned this week due to coronavirus, current Ligue 1 leaders PSG have been awarded the title, with Thomas Tuchel’s side 12 points clear at the summit.
Although the Premier League remains committed to resuming the season when it is deemed safe to do so, several European countries have already made a decision on the fate of their top leagues for 2019/20. The Eredivisie in Netherlands was voided with no winner crowned but the decision from the French football authorities to award the Ligue 1 title to PSG has sparked hope from some Liverpool supporters that a similar decision will be made in England should the Premier League be unable to recommence. Hundreds of football fans elsewhere in England have called for the league to be declared null and void so that the Reds would be thwarted in their title quest.
Liverpool have an even more emphatic lead than PSG, with 25 points separating Jurgen Klopp’s team from their nearest challengers, and are on course to win their first league title since 1990. These Reds fans on Twitter were whipped into a frenzy by the reports coming out of France this morning:
Null and void are shaking right now are PSG are crowned champions. https://t.co/37stAtoFp2
— Ameena (@MeenaMino_) April 30, 2020
PSG have been crowned ligue 1 champions after the league got canceled our 19th league title is coming HOME!
— Kenny (@Papiikennyy7) April 30, 2020
PSG crowned champions eh? pic.twitter.com/7I7lgNiqd1
— Sarah (@goobervision) April 30, 2020
PSG awarded the title being 12 points clear. Surely the reds will be champions regardless of wether the league resumes or not
— David (@DavidHanson11) April 30, 2020
PSG crowned champions you say? pic.twitter.com/ZyVDWRLtTQ
— GiniandTonic (@GiniandTonic05) April 30, 2020
PSG Champions Jamie … Liverpool confirmed next I ll drink to that ??
— Chris (@Donny_Vito) April 30, 2020
PSG crowned champions.
— Jef????????? (at ?) (@__JefferyLerner) April 30, 2020
PSG named Champions by the looks of things. Gotta love that sweet sweet precedent.
— Conor Freel (@ConorFreel) April 30, 2020
PSG confirmed as champions. Null & voiders will be quiet tonight ????
— DeanJordan (@deanjordan16) April 30, 2020
?? it’s not gonna get cancelled and either way Liverpool will be crowned champions just like PSG have. Get ready ?
— scott’merriman (@scottlee94) April 30, 2020
Liverpool fans, are you hopeful that the Premier League would follow Ligue 1’s lead if the English top flight cannot resume? Have your say by commenting below!