'For me, it's a non starter' - Exclusive: Kev Phillips destroys big update on Liverpool title
Kevin Phillips claimed a trophy presentation for Liverpool “should not even be talked about” yet with players having only returned to training yesterday.
However, the former England international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, admitted he would be in favour of such an event when the time is right and it is safe to do so.
At Monday’s Premier League shareholder’s meeting it was unanimously agreed that clubs would return to training, in small groups from Tuesday.
The league’s chief executive Richard Masters later revealed that a trophy presentation for the Reds would be supported if they are crowned champions and it is safe to do so.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are 25 points clear of second-placed Manchester City and their title victory appears an inevitability if the season restarts.
When asked by Football Insider if it was soon to be talking about title celebrations with the season not yet resumed, Phillips said: “For me, it is a non-starter. We should not even be talking about it.
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“I know you have to plan two, three or four months down the line but after what has happened the main priority should be training and playing games. Whatever happens after that happens.
“However, with Liverpool not having won the title for so longs, naturally, the players will want to celebrate.
“I see no issue if it can be done in the right way and is safe. I would be for it.”
Masters, as quoted by Sky Sports, said: “You want to give those players and the whole staff the moment they worked so hard for, if that’s what happens.
“Yes, we would try and do it, unless it wasn’t possible because of safety concerns.”