Jamie Carragher raises questions on Premier League title, as Liverpool could possibly be snubbed for Premier League title amidst cancellation claims.
The Premier League along with other professional league faces suspension till April 3rd 2020. Moreover, Euro 2020 is already in doubt, and next week’s Champions League and Europa League last-16 games have been postponed.
Sky Sports pundit and former Liverpool defender Carragher have raised the question of whether the Reds, currently two wins from lifting their first Premier League trophy, will actually be able to get their hands on the title.
“You can’t start next season until this one finishes whenever that is,” he wrote on Twitter. “No title winners? Who goes into the Champions League next season? Leeds, West Bromwich Albion and one other miss out on a promotion? Three clubs in the Premier League stay up.”
Inevitable the @premierleague @EFL will be suspended today. You can’t start next season until this one finishes when ever that is. No title winners? Who goes in the @ChampionsLeague next season??Leeds WBA +1 miss out on PL??? 3 clubs in Prem stay up.
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) March 13, 2020
The mass cancellation in fixtures has established a set of problems to the English FA, as there is a very narrow window between May 17 and start of Euro 2020 on June 12.
However, a delay to the international competition, which is expected to be postponed until next summer or probably by December, could give the season a longer time to finish.
Meanwhile, there is a huge ambiguity over the results of the Premier League, as Liverpool is on the verge of winning the league, but still, need 6 points to claim the throne.
Nothing can be ruled out at this stage . It’s unprecedented! https://t.co/Mg0A4kJAKW
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) March 13, 2020
Thus, a cancellation without playing a single game further can end their efforts. Moreover, the added problems over relegation and promotion in the other professional leagues, and also qualification to European tournaments will create a lot of issues.
Therefore, a decision around the crises is yet to be taken, as the future course of action is critical. UEFA members will meet on Tuesday to discuss how best to proceed with domestic and European club competitions amid the coronavirus pandemic