Liverpool will win the Premier League after 30 long years but will walk alone towards the title in times of the Coronavirus lockdown.
Liverpool was on course for a near-perfect season with wins week in and week out and a 25 point lead at the top. But widespread coronavirus outbreaks across the globe forced the premier league to suspend games at least until the end of April.
The recent joint statement from the EFL, FA and Premier League confirms that the next season cannot begin until the 2019/20 season ends. Although Liverpool and their fans would be delighted with this news, they might still need to lift the trophy in front of an empty stadium. As ironic as it is to Liverpool’s anthem, “You Will Never Walk Alone,” they might need to walk alone when they are crowned Champions of the Premier League. That would be a disaster considering that they would be lifting the trophy after a 30-year wait.
Highlights: Liverpool Are Champions Of The Premier League But Walk Alone:
- Liverpool to Add Further Glory after Last Season’s UEFA Champions League Victory
- Liverpool May Celebrate Premier League Victory Walking Alone
Liverpool’s Glorious History
Liverpool has been in sublime form over this record-breaking Premier League season. They won 18 games on the trot before their defeat to Watford. After 29 games played, they have won 27, drawn 1 and lost 1. Their current points tally is 82 which is the highest points tally amongst Europe’s top 5 leagues after 29 games.
Liverpool’s history has not been shot of glory either. Liverpool is the second most successful club in English top-flight history. They have won 6 Champions League, 18 English top-flight League titles, 7 FA Cups, 8 EFL Cups, among several other trophies.
The highlight of Liverpool’s last season was their Champions League campaign. One of the most thrilling moments was when Alisson Becker made a huge save against Napoli’s Arkadiusz Milik to save Liverpool from exiting the tournament.
After this group stage game, they beat Bayern Munich and Porto before they beat FC Barcelona in perhaps the most unlikely of comebacks. Having lost the first leg 3-0, they beat Barcelona in the second leg 4-0 at Anfield to advance to the finals. They beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 comfortably in the final to win their 6th Champions League.
Joy But No Joy as Liverpool Walk Alone
But none of this would matter as there is no excitement without the fans. For a decent time, rumours were circulating that the Premier League season could be void. Now that this concern is settled as the EFL, the FA, and the Premier League gave a joint statement, Liverpool and their fans can be relaxed.
The EFL, the FA, and the Premier League gave a joint statement stating that the league will be extended beyond its June deadline due to unprecedented circumstances. After the Euro 2020 has already been postponed to 2021, there will be more room for fixtures in June and beyond.
Despite this relaxing news, not all is bright for Liverpool and their fans. Due to the increasing concerns for coronavirus, the league could indeed be finished in front of empty stadiums. Imagine winning the league after 30 long years and not even be allowed to celebrate the victory in front of your fans.
There is no doubt that Liverpool and their fans would be devastated if Liverpool were to lift the trophy in front of an empty stadium. There can be no sport without its fans. But under the current circumstances, it could happen. That would mean Liverpool lifting the title but still feeling they went empty-handed at the end of the season.