Kevin Phillips insisted Liverpool must “earn” their Premier League title but admitted all of the club’s players and fans will be loving the new update from Uefa chief Aleksander Ceferin.

The former Sunderland and West Brom striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, suggested if the season cannot be completed the league leaders should not be handed the title.

This week the President of UEFA, Aleksander Ceferin, said: “I see no way for Liverpool to stay untitled.”

The Premier League, along with the EFL, is aiming to resume the season in mid-June, if it is safe to do so, Football Insider has learned.

However, with the COVID-19 pandemic currently peaking in the UK, a lot of uncertainty still remains over when, or if, the campaign can restart.

When asked by Football Insider where Liverpool should, as Ceferin suggested, be crowned champions in any eventuality, Phillips said: “They are desperate to get these seasons finished because I do not think they want a scenario where they cancel the season.

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“If you are a Liverpool player or supporter you are delighted to hear that. They will get those two wins and get crowned champions.

“But you cannot just give them the Championship. They need to earn it, they are very close but… We could still be talking in three months, none the wiser. Still cases out there. We just don’t know.

“We hope not but if so there comes a point.”

Jurgen Klopp’s side are currently 25 points clear at the summit of the Premier League and nailed on for a first top-flight title for 30 years.

Two wins from their remaining nine fixtures or a single win against nearest challengers Manchester City would be enough to clinch the Championship.

In other Liverpool news, Paul Robinson has told Football Insider 22-year-old would form a formidable partnership with Virgil van Dijk if signed.