Rudiger drums support for Liverpool’s title hopes
Give Liverpool the title
Chelsea and German defender Antonio Rudiger has called for the Premier League to crown Liverpool as champions if the season can’t be completed. The Reds were two wins away from clinching the title before the coronavirus pandemic halted football around the world.
They have won a staggering 27 of their 29 matches during this campaign and are currently 25 points clear of Manchester City.
But with leagues being canceled around Europe, there’s a danger that the Premier League won’t be able to continue.
With no one knowing what the future holds, Chelsea’s Rudiger is a firm believer that Liverpool fully deserve to be crowned champions. “Honestly, as far as I’m concerned they can give Liverpool the title,” Rudiger told ZDF, per the Daily Mail.
“At the end of the day they deserve it, they’ve had a great season and are leading the table with, oh I don’t know how many points. The thing is they were going to win the thing anyway, so I think the title is their ethically.”
Despite the likes of France’s Ligue 1 deciding they won’t be finishing their 2019/20 season, the Premier League appears to be pressing on with their ‘Project Restart’ plans with June 8 penciled in as a potential start date.
But Rudiger is wary that returning to football before it’s safe to do so is dangerous.
“Of course, I hope that the season can be finished and it will be sporting for everyone,” Rudiger added.
“But, as I’ve said before if we continue to play and there is a danger, and we ignore that while people are dying somewhere in the world, I don’t know if that would sit right on my conscience.”