LONDON: Manchester Metropolis midfielder Ilkay Gundogan says it will solely be “fair” for rivals Liverpool to be awarded the English Premier League trophy if the season can’t be accomplished as a result of coronavirus outbreak.
Gundogan informed German broadcaster ZDF that Liverpool deserved to be topped champions given their huge 25-point lead over second-placed Metropolis, the present holders, which has left them simply two wins away from the title.
“For me, that would be okay, yes,” Gundogan stated, on being requested whether or not Liverpool needs to be handed their first top-flight title for 30 years ought to the season not be accomplished.
“You have to be fair as a sportsperson,” he added, whereas conceding that it was a tough determination for soccer authorities given the affect that the cancellation of the season would have at each ends of the desk.
“There are different opinions. For clubs who have had a very good season, it obviously wouldn’t be nice if it was cancelled now,” he stated.
“On the other hand, for clubs who aren’t doing as well and are maybe in the relegation places, an abandonment would obviously suit them.”
The Premier League season has been suspended till April 30, however it’s trying more and more doubtless that the date might must be pushed again additional.
German worldwide Gundogan additionally stated he can be open to taking a pay-cut ought to English golf equipment comply with the likes of Juventus and Borussia Dortmund in asking their gamers to simply accept lowered wages so non-playing workers might be paid.
“Of course I think it’s okay, that goes without saying, (but) there’s been no discussion in England yet,” he stated.
“Maybe that’s as a result of the English golf equipment are a bit financially stronger than the golf equipment in Germany for the time being.
“I don’t know who has the ultimate say in that call. Alternatively, if a participant says, ‘no, I don’t need that, I labored arduous for it, I get my wage’, then it could go in the other way.
“For me personally, it would be okay but, to be honest, you have to be tolerant and if there are players who are against that, then that’s also an acceptable situation.”