Alan Shearer, in his Sunday column in the Sun, has given his view about what to do if this Premier League season is canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak.
First and foremost, Alan makes it very clear that the primary concern is people’s safety and finding a way through this pandemic. Alan also says that once it is safe, the Premier League should find a way to finish the season.
However, if that becomes impossible, Alan seems to favor canceling the season without appointing any winners or losers. So it would, in essence, just be a lost season.
This is some of what Alan writes:
If, and it is a huge if, the season cannot be completed, then there is no way you can have a winner or loser.
As harsh and as horrible as that would be for some clubs, none more so than Liverpool, it is the only outcome.
If you cannot complete the fixtures, then you cannot go handing out titles or consider relegating anybody.
Shearer points to Liverpool not having wrapped up the title despite being 25 points clear at the top of the table. While it is improbable any team would be able to catch them, he asserts that anything is possible, so they should not be handed the title if the season does not resume.
Similarly, he doesn’t think any club should be relegated as most teams still have 27 points left to play for. However, Aston Villa still have a game in hand on all of the other relegation candidates and are currently in 19th place on 25 points. A win would see them jump Watford, who are in 17th.
We agree that if the season cannot resume, then no club should be relegated. However, it would be cruelly harsh on Liverpool not to consider them the champions.
But we are going through something unprecedented at the moment. So football has to take a backseat as we struggle to get through this situation. Hopefully, we can get back to normal within the next few months and the season can be salvaged.
If not, then we agree with what Alan says. We should start next season with the same clubs in the Premier League.
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