Plenty of Liverpool fans have expressed their delight at a statement from UEFA which appears to rule out any possibility of the 2019/20 Premier League season being declared null and void.
With football across Europe currently on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, Premier League clubs have been meeting to discuss how best to finish the season. As noted by talkSPORT, there is a strong determination to play the remaining fixtures but only when the government declares it safe to do so.
As per The Telegraph (and subsequently shared on Twitter by Liverpool fan @DaveOCKOP), UEFA yesterday released a statement insisting that domestic leagues across Europe would be settled on “sporting merit”, with results so far set to shape the final placings. That would most likely see a ‘points per game’ scenario adopted if the Premier League cannot resume, although the idea of play-offs to decide European qualification berths has also been mooted.
Liverpool appear set to be the 2019-20 champions whether the campaign is finished or not after Uefa ruled out the Premier League season being declared ‘void’.https://t.co/glG4Bet2mp
— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) April 23, 2020
Either scenario would probably enable Liverpool to finish the season as champions, given that they have a 25-point lead at the top of the league and have claimed 82 points from 29 matches so far, an average of 2.83 points per game. These Reds fans on Twitter duly welcomed UEFA’s determination to draw upon previous results in 2019/20 to decide final placings rather than simply writing off the season:
Best news in a long time! Thanks
— Raveen Bala (@raveen_kopite) April 24, 2020
Makes total sense
— Zeiyad ?????? (@zeiyad_m) April 24, 2020
I bet all rival fans are going crazy when they keep seeing this all over their TL ?they seriously thought the season was going to be void. Love to see us crush their little bit of hope??? pic.twitter.com/dI0lnLWete
— Natasha (@tashaaa2000) April 23, 2020
“I’ve paid my dues,time after time. I’ve done my sentence but committed no crime.And bad mistakes,I’ve made a few. I’ve had my share of sand kicked in my face but I’ve come through……..
WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS,MY FRIENDS AND WE ‘LL KEEP ON FIGHTING TO THE END..
— James O’Leary (@Liverpoolcallin) April 23, 2020
This will be the best day of my life… ?
— u Rwanda ku ?? (@NgabonzizaJean4) April 23, 2020
The best thing will be the salty fans arguing that a 25pt lead means nothing. Bring it!
— Sanj (@SFSanj) April 24, 2020
Liverpool fans, what did you make of UEFA’s announcement yesterday? Share your views in the comments section below!