Liverpool title hopes in limbo as laws fail to cover incomplete season


Liverpool‘s title hopes may require an overturning of a set in stone law for incomplete seasons.

The Daily Star says there is no rule in place stating the Premier League can be deemed complete if 75 per cent of a season is completed, despite social media reports.

The organisation voted to postpone fixtures until April 3 as they combat the spread of COVID-19.

This has sparked a debate on whether league leaders Liverpool , sitting 25 points clear, should be awarded the title.

Some have called for the season to be ended now, including West Ham CEO Karren Brady.

Most teams have played 29 games this season, which is over 75 per cent of the campaign.

Only Manchester City , Arsenal , Sheffield United and Aston Villa have played less at 28 games (73 per cent).

The only rule regarding the final standings is rule C.11. in the Premier League handbook.

“The Club which is at the top of the table at the end of the Season shall be the League Champions.”

But the handbook does not give a definitive end to the league season, implying the organisation decides when it ends. And there is no set rule on a situation where 75 per cent of the season has been played.

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