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Spurs captain Lloris: It would be 'cruel' for Liverpool to be denied PL title

Hugo Lloris says ‘there would be a taste of unfinished business’ should the Premier League season be cancelled and admits it would be ‘cruel’ for Liverpool to be denied the title.

The remainder of the Premier League season remains uncertain at present with the campaign suspended indefinitely amid the coronavirus pandemic, though talks are continuing over the possibility of a safe return to action behind closed doors at neutral venues.

The message at the moment is that English football remains committed to concluding the current campaign, though several European counterparts – including the Netherland’s Eredivisie and France’s Ligue 1 – have already cancelled the remainder of the 2019/20 season.

Tottenham goalkeeper Lloris has reiterated his desire to finish the season if safe to do so and says cancelling the season would be cruel on league leaders Liverpool, the Merseyside club possessing a 25-point advantage at the top and on the verge of a first league title in three decades.

“We are in a situation where everyone wants to finish and have the verdict of the field,” the Spurs captain told L’Equipe.

“It would be terrible if everything ended like that nine days before the end of the Premier League. It would also be cruel for Liverpool with the lead they have. They are almost champions.

“As with everyone, there would be a taste of unfinished business. In addition, we are entering the most exciting period, the most beautiful moment of the season. Nobody wants it to end like this.”

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