Gerard Houllier, former Liverpool manager believes Liverpool should be awarded the Premier League title even if the season is not completed due to Covid-19.
On March 9, the Premier League was halted because of coronavirus spread across the globe and it left Liverpool with 25 points clear at the top with nine games left to be played in the Premier League.
According to Houllier, who led Liverpool to FA Cup and UEFA Cup victorious glory in 2001 during his six years span at Anfield, Jurgen Klopp’s team would be the deserving champions.
“Yeah. That’s what they did in France. They gave it to Paris St Germain. They had 12 point lead and I think Liverpool needed just two games to win the title.” the former France coach told TalkSport when he was asked if they should be awarded their first top-flight title since 1990.
“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.”
Houllier, who is now an adviser to Olympique Lyonnais president Jean Michel Aulas, added and said that the Premier League should follow the government’s lead on whether to resume.
“I think they should follow the government’s rules. If the government decides we stop then we have to abide by that,” he explained.
“Second, maybe wait a little bit because we don’t know what it’s going to be like in a fortnight or in three weeks time.”