May 4 – Former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier believes his old club should be awarded the Premier League title even if the season is not completed because of the Covid-19 crisis.
Liverpool are 25 points clear at the top with nine games left to play and according to Houllier, who led the club to FA Cup and UEFA Cup glory in 2001 during his six-year spell in charge, Jurgen Klopp’s team would be deserved champions.
Houllier has urged the Premier League to follow the example of his native France, where the Ligue 1 was ended 12 games early and leaders Paris-Saint Germain were declared champions.
“They gave it to Paris Saint-Germain. They had a 12-point lead and I think Liverpool needed just two games to win the title,” Houllier told TalkSport
“If there was a difference of maybe two or three points then you could argue it takes some chances away from teams behind but 25 points there is no way they wouldn’t be champions. They deserve it.”
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