Besides rivals Man Utd and Man City, votes of the teams at risk of relegation could make Liverpool miss the Premier League title.
Tomorrow March 19, the FA Football Association together with representatives of related clubs and football associations will meet to find out the direction for the rest of the Premier League as well as other attached leagues. This is considered a meeting “life and death” with Liverpool’s ambition to win.
According to British health experts, the “tsunami” Covid-19 will continue to sweep for about 10 to 14 weeks. Recreational activities – including football, are expected to return only between June and July. The FA will therefore face three options for the Premier League as follows.
1. continue to organize the remaining rounds again when the epidemic is over.
2. stop the tournament and recognize the current results.
3. play-off between teams with the ability to find the champion.
It is difficult to find a solution that is good enough to please 20 representatives of the Premier League. Because, every approach touches the interests of the teams in different positive and negative directions. If the meeting on March 19 does not achieve specific results, in the event of force majeure FA must vote. This is what the “expected champion” Liverpool did not want, because there are too many risks.
At this time, many teams are willing to vote for the plan to end the 2019-2020 season early. From Everton in 12th place to 20th Norwich, all nine teams are in the relegation race.
After 29, Everton reached 37 points. The distance between them and the relegation rate is 11 points, and that is also the distance between the army of coach Carlo Ancelotti and Chelsea’s fourth place. Therefore, it is entirely possible that Everton voted against his rival in the city of Liverpool. Newcastle and Southampton are in the same situation.