By Football Insider speaking to Kevin Campbell

13th Mar, 2020 | 7:00pm

Exclusive: Bruce verdict on Liverpool being handed title after PL U-turn

Liverpool should just be handed the Premier League title if the season ends up being cancelled, according to Alex Bruce.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Premier League defender insisted there is no option but for the governing body to give the clubs what they deserve amid the possibility of a voided campaign.

The Premier League announced this morning they have agreed to suspend all matches until at least 4 April with immediate effect.

 

This puts Liverpool’s title hopes up in the air at a time when they could have sealed the trophy in record time, and comes after the Premier League made a U-turn with their announcement today.

They had released a statement last night insisting this weekend’s fixtures would go ahead.

Asked by Football Insider if Liverpool should be handed the title should the season be cut short, Bruce said: “I think you’ve got to, haven’t you? They’re deserved champions and it’s such a shame really.

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“This is coming from someone who grew up as a Manchester United fan, when you’ve won a title and you’ve had to wait as long as Liverpool have, it’s the trophy everyone knows they’ve been after for a while, for them not to get it in a proper environment…

“The thought of them lifting the trophy behind closed doors or not having a parade because of this virus, it would be a real crying shame for them.

“I just hope to god that they do get the adulation and the presentation they deserve when they do win the title because they’ve been magnificent this season.”

The temporary shelving of matches comes at a time when Liverpool are an enormous 25 points clear at the top of the table.

In other Liverpool news, it can be REVEALED that five senior players at the club are set for the exit in mass overhaul and star defender may follow.