Liverpool set to be awarded Premier League title after UEFA's new rule

Liverpool set to be awarded Premier League title after UEFA's new rule

- Liverpool's season has been assured to end with a Premier League title

- The Reds have established a 25 point lead with nine games left to play

- UEFA has set a new rule that the 2019-20 campaign will not be canceled

Liverpool are set to be crowned Premier League champions after UEFA insisted that the season should not be declared null and void.

Leagues across Europe and other parts of the world have been suspended for months due to the global pandemic.

A number of sporting events have also been postponed including the Euro 2020, Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and more.

UEFA have decided that the club season must finish by June 30th and leagues could be canceled if they can not meet up with the stipulated time frame.

This means that the 2019-20 campaign will be concluded based on merit if the run of remaining matches can not be played.

Liverpool have established a 25 point lead with nine games to go and they just need three more wins to clinch their first Premier League title in over 30 years.

Champions League qualification could be decided on a points-per-game basis, if the remaining games are unable to be played.

And the bottom three teams in the English top-flight division including Aston Villa Bournemouth and Norwich City, will not be affected by UEFA's new rule.

But the Premier League body will only decide on how teams battling for survival would be dropped in the Championships.

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh had earlier reported that Philippe Coutinho could be making a sensational return to former club Liverpool after nearly two years away, reports claim.

The 27-year-old left the Reds in January 2018 to Barcelona and has struggled to hit top form with the Spanish giants.

He is expected to leave the Camp Nou in the summer after spending a season on loan with Bundesliga side Bayern Munich.

Chelsea have entered the race to sign the former Inter Milan star but are expected to battle with Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain who have also shown interest.

YEN.com.gh also reported that Willian is reportedly negotiating a surprise move to Chelsea's Premier League rivals Liverpool, reports in Spain claim.

The Brazil international's current deal at Stamford Bridge would expire in the summer and the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham are interested in signing the winger.

According to Spanish news media outlet Sport Witness, the 31-year-old is currently in negotiations with Liverpool.

Source: Yen Newspaper

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