Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has responded to claims that the Premier League season should be declared as null and void by insisting the Reds deserve to be given the title. Liverpool were 25 points clear at the top of the Premier League table before the season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Liverpool are still on the brink of winning their first league title in 30 years.
The Reds require a maximum of just six points once the season is resumed, and it seems near-impossible for them to miss out on the title.
At one point, however, it seemed to be possible that they would be deprived of the title due to the pandemic.
Once the league was suspended, it appeared that the league season would be declared null and void.
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West Ham co-owner Karren Brady declared that she wanted the season to be scrapped – with Liverpool missing out on the title.
However, Klopp insisted that it would be unfair for the Reds to be deprived of winning the league due to their lead over the rest of the pack.
He questioned why the season would be declared null and void after so much of the campaign has already been played.
Speaking on Monday, Klopp said: “There was talk that people wanted to declare the season null and void.
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“So you thought: ‘Huh? We have played 76 per cent of the season and you just want to delete the thing?’
“We are first in the home table, we are first in the away table. It is a season in which we should become champions.
“Dealing with the crisis is the most important thing. But that doesn’t mean that certain things are of no importance at all just because they are less important.
“That would have been something that I personally would find unfair, to just say that it didn’t happen.
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“I think there are worse things in life than not becoming champions. A lot of people around us have big problems.
“People die, it always happens, but at the moment because of a virus that we all didn’t know and for which nobody could be prepared.
“We cannot prepare for everything, but also have to react often. That’s the biggest part of my life, reacting to things that I didn’t expect.”
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