Ilkay Gundogan: Fair to award Liverpool Premier League title if season not completed


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It would only be “fair” to award Liverpool the Premier League title if the season is not completed because of coronavirus, says Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan.

With football in England suspended until at least 30 April, Liverpool have a 25-point lead over defending champions City and are two wins from a first top-flight title in 30 years.

Asked if the Reds should be given the trophy if the season is cut short, Gudogantold German broadcaster ZDF:“For me, that would be OK, yes.”

“You have to be fair as a sportsperson,” the 29-year-old Germany international added.

Premier League clubs are due to meet on 3 April, when it is almost certain the current postponement until the end of April will be extended again. That will take it past the official end of the English Football League season and towards the last round of Premier League fixtures, which was supposed to be on 17 May.

Aleksander Ceferin, president of European football’s governing body Uefa, said on Saturdaythe 2019-20 campaign could be lostif it cannot be restarted by the end of June.

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