Phil Thompson — 'It would be extremely hard to say Liverpool aren't champions'


Former Liverpool defender Phil Thompson has slammed suggestions that Liverpool shouldn't be crowned champions if Premier League season is cancelled

Liverpool  are on the  verge of their first Premier  League triumph in 30 years.

The Anfield club currently sit 25 points clear at top of the table but they are not over the line yet with nine games still left to take in.

It remains unclear whether these fixtures remaining will still take place, minding the current global coronavirus pandemic that have led to the postponement of sporting activity around the world.

English football has joined those shutting down this time around, casting doubt as to whether Liverpool will land a long-awaited piece of silverware and causing confusion when it comes to promotion and relegation matters.

In the early hours of Saturday, West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady suggested that the Premier League season should be rendered null and void, when writing her weekly column for the Sun.

"Sorry Liverpool but the Premier League has to be declared null and void if players can’t play again", Brady wrote.

"The thought that everyone will be in and out of isolation and fit to play on April 4 seems so unlikely. So what if the league cannot be finished? The only fair and reasonable thing to do is declare the whole season null and void. A huge blow to Liverpool who might be robbed of their first title in 30 years. This will be discussed between the PL and the clubs next week at an emergency meeting."

But Phil Thompson has come to his former side rescue as he slammed Brady's suggestion, supporting that the season should be played out and the Reds should be crowned champions, regardless of when that happens.

The Reds legend told Sky Sports when pressed on suggestions that the campaign could be declared null and avoid: "There's still ramifications even if you do that.

"What do you do with the teams in the Champions League positions? Because Leicester City are quite healthily in third, they'd be extremely worried if you went to the teams that finished in the top four last season.

"There are still going to be problems. It won't just end with it being null and void. It's an extremely serious and unprecedented situation.

"But it's not like Liverpool are two points clear, they're 25 points clear and we're three-quarters of the way through the season. It would be extremely hard to say Liverpool aren't champions."

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