West Ham’s vice-chairman Karren Brady has claimed Liverpool should miss out on a first-ever Premier League title as the season should be declared void due to the recent coronavirus outbreak.
The Premier League have suspended the season until April 3 amid the growing global crisis.
The move comes after the government announced plans to step up their efforts to contain the deadly COVID-19 pandemic following a meeting of the Cobra emergency committee.
The Premier League considered holding matches in empty stadiums but after Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for the virus, it held an emergency meeting on Friday and suspended the league.
There are fears that the situation will only worsen, though, and Brady believes that the season should get called off and declared void – a decision which would deny league leaders Liverpool a title crown.
Writing in her column for The Sun , Brady said: “There is no dodging the possibility that all levels in the EFL as well as the Premier League will have to be cancelled and this season declared null and void because if the players can’t play the games can’t go ahead.
“The PL hopes that an interlude of three weeks from will enable it to restart but that may well be dreamland.
“Perhaps scrubbing the European Championship could provide more time to complete the season into the summer but that is also a giant ‘if’.
“What if the league cannot be finished?
“As games in both the PL and in the EFL are affected, the only fair and reasonable thing to do is declare the whole season null and void.
“Who knows who would have gone down or come up if the games have not actually been played in full?
“A huge blow to Liverpool who might be robbed of their first title in 30 years.”
Liverpool need six more points to seal the league title.