- Alan Shearer has claimed that Liverpool shouldn't be given the PL title if the season is declared void
- Jurgen Klopp’s men are 25 points clear of second-placed Manchester City
- The Reds need just two more wins to claim the title but the league has been suspended
Alan Shearer’s latest comments may not go down well with Liverpool fans as the former Newcastle goal poacher says that the Reds cannot be given the Premier League title if the season is not completed.
With a massive 25-point-lead over Manchester City, Liverpool who lead with 82 points from 29 matches are just two wins away from claiming the title.
However, the continued spread of the dreaded novel coronavirus has forced FA chiefs to suspend the league until April 4, but that is looking unrealistic.
Premier League stakeholders are expected to meet on Thursday, March 19, to decide what happens next.
“If, and it is a huge if, the season cannot be completed then there is no way you can have a winner or loser," Shearer said.
Legit.ng also reported that Arsenal could be featuring in next season’s UEFA Champions League if the suspended Premier League season is declared null and void, Daily Star reports.
The Gunners are currently 9th on the Premier League table, but things may change as league stakeholders are set to meet to decide how the season will end.
If the season is declared void, the Gunners' fifth position last season would be good enough to get them a slot in next season Champions League.
Recall that Manchester City have been banned from UEFA competitions, if this appeal isn’t overturned, that could make way for the Emitates stadium side.
Premier League chiefs ordered the suspension of the league due to the continued spread of the coronavirus which has now killed 35 people in the UK.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for coronavirus as Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi also tested positive to the disease which has seen over 1300 people infected in the country.
Meanwhile, Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has reportedly denied claims that he will help former teammate Ronaldinho financially to get out of prison in Paraguay.
Ronaldinho is now spending a week inside jail in Paraguay after being arrested for entering the country with fake international passport.
There were reports that Lionel Messi who enjoyed playing together with Ronaldinho is planning to roll out the sum of £3.25 million so as to help his friend get out of prison.
But Lionel Messi's advisors claimed that the Argentine will not be helping the Brazilian financially.
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