Ilkay Gundogan believes it would be ‘fair’ to hand Liverpool the Premier League title if the season can not be completed amid the coronavirus crisis.
Elite football in the UK is currently suspended until April 30 at the earliest amid the pandemic and the conclusion of the season remains in serious doubt, Liverpool‘s hopes of securing a first top-flight title in 30 years currently in the balance.
Jurgen Klopp’s league leaders currently boast a 25-point advantage over nearest challengers Manchester City and need just six more points to end their three decade wait for the title, and City midfielder Gundogan insists he would be accepting if the Reds were awarded the title in the event the season can not be finished safely.
“For me, that would be okay, yes. You have to be fair as a sportsperson,” he told ZDF.
“There are different opinions. For clubs who have had a very good season, it obviously wouldn’t be nice if it was cancelled now.
“On the other hand, for clubs who aren’t doing as well and are maybe in the relegation places, an abandonment would obviously suit them.”