Dalglish says it would be “unfair to deny’’ Liverpool the PL title


In spite of the coronavirus crisis, former Liverpool player and manager Sir Kenny Dalglish says it would be unfair to declare the 2019/20 English Premier League ‘’null and void’’.

The English Premier League (EPL) suspended matches until 3 April 2020, as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. It is unclear if games will resume after this date.

Leaders, Liverpool are only two wins away from clinching their first Premier League title in 30 years. With most teams left with nine games, Dalglish is adamant that the season must be completed as there have been talks for the League to be declared null and void.

“What must definitely not happen is for the 2019-20 campaign to be declared null and void. That would not be fair, and any person with football at heart would admit that would be totally out of order,” Dalglish told The Sunday Post newspaper.

“In Scotland, would it be fair to say to the Premiership leaders, Celtic, that all of their efforts in the past nine months over 30 games count for nothing? The same would apply to Dundee United in the Championship.

“Would any person without an agenda really think it would be the most-sensible outcome to deny Liverpool their chance of winning the title after doing fantastically well in their 29 league games so far to build up a 25-point lead over Manchester City with nine games remaining? Asked the Liverpool legend.

“Of course not. Nobody can allow the hard work to count for nothing. So, let’s do away with any of this talk, and try to use our time and energy wisely.

“Like the rest of us, I have no idea when the world will settle down and there will be normality back to our daily routines,” he added.

“But the authorities need to show patience and strong leadership. “It could well be football is closed down for four weeks, and we resume in the middle of April, or towards the end of that month.

“There needs to be guidance and instruction on when competitive football will resume,” concluded Dalglish.

By FARPost Reporter 

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