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UEFA chief says Liverpool will be crowned Premier League champions ‘one way or another’

Liverpool will be crowned Premier League champions “one way or another”, according to UEFA chief Aleksander Ceferin.
The Reds are just two wins from ending their 30-year wait for a domestic title, as they currently sit 25 points ahead of the chasing pack in the table.
But the coronavirus pandemic has thrown the remainder of the season into chaos, with question marks over whether the season will even be completed.
There have been suggestions the campaign could be voided if play cannot be resumed in the coming months.
But Ceferin has seemingly rubbished such theories, despite admitting the European cup competitions could be scrapped.
“I can’t see a way Liverpool could be left without a title,” Ceferin told Slovenian publication EkipaSN.
“If the Premier League resumes play, Liverpool will almost certainly win the title.
“Theoretically it’s not all over, but practically Liverpool are on the verge of it.
“If by any chance the play will not resume, we still have to find a way to declare final results, to declare champions.
“And again I cannot see, I cannot imagine a scenario, in which the champions would not be Liverpool.
“I understand the fans will be disappointed if it happens in an empty stadium or even in the league offices, but I believe they will get the title one way or another.”
The Premier League season has been suspended indefinitely, but officials are hopeful of a return to action in June, even if it is behind closed doors.
Talks are ongoing but are dependant on the current scenario, with the UK still on lockdown by orders of the government.
How the season’s will be concluded though remains to be seen, but UEFA are not involved in processes on a domestic level.
Ceferin added: “We will be ready for such scenarios, but we are not working on the details of them right now.
“Currently we are completely focused on bringing the competitions to the end on the fields of play.”

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