Reprieve came the way of Liverpool as European football’s governing body, on Thursday, ordered that domestic campaigns be settled on ‘sporting merit’ if they cannot be finished.
This means that Liverpool’s 30 years wait to become English champion is coming to an end as UEFA ruled out the Premier League season being declared ‘null and void” after the League was suspended last month due to the spread of COVID-19.
Jurgen Klopp’s men are 25 points ahead of second-placed Manchester City and 37 having won 27 of their 29 games this season. They were primed to finish the season unbeaten but things got the ugly side of the game after a humiliating defeat to Watford in February.
UEFA is said to be positively disposed towards the completion of European football seasons but will not mind each nation to selecting qualifying clubs based on sporting merit in the 2019-20 domestic competitions. The football body, however, insists that whichever option is adopted by different leagues must be ‘based on objective, transparent and non-discriminatory principles’