Liverpool will not be denied - Exclusive: Whelan reacts as club release coronavirus statement
Noel Whelan has claimed that Liverpool will not be denied the Premier League title because of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Leeds United striker suggested that the relevant governing bodies would not make any “drastic” decisions on voiding the season as it stands.
#LFC continues to implement the government’s advice on the coronavirus outbreak and welcomes today’s #PL statement to postpone all games, including @premierleague, academy and WSL fixtures in the best interests of players, staff and supporters.https://t.co/4817JTcG8r
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) March 13, 2020
Liverpool subsequently released their own statement, uploaded to their official Twitter account, claiming they “welcome” the postponement “in the best interest of players, staff and supporters”.
But Whelan believes that the Reds will still have their opportunity to lift their first league title in 30 years.
“I don’t think they’re going to make any drastic decisions on cutting the league and voiding it,” he told Football Insider.
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“Personally, I think that would be silly. There’s only nine games left. I don’t think that would be the right decision to take.
“I think we wait for a couple of weeks, we take the measures that we need to take right now, after the two weeks we need to sit down and see how we’re going to play it because it might go on for longer – we don’t know where we stand with this virus and how we’re going to contain it.
“I think suspension of the whole season, that’s not the right thing to do. You can try and catch up with the games later on, or you finish the season as it is.”
Jurgen Klopp’s men are currently 25 points clear at the top of the table, and were due to play Everton on Monday evening.
The Reds lost their unbeaten record in the top flight this season with a 3-0 defeat to Watford at the end of February.
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