Luke Shaw wants Premier League season canceled to deny Liverpool title


Manchester United left back Luke Shaw
The left-back thinks the season should start again if it cannot be finished (Photo: Getty)

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw risked the wrath of Liverpool fans by saying that the Premier League season should be canceled if the campaign cannot be finished, robbing the Reds of their first title in 30 years.

The season has been suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus crisis, fleeing league leader Liverpool was only two wins away from winning the title.

There are 92 games remaining – with suggestions for a World Cup-style “football festival” to finish them off for a short time in June – but these plans look optimistic with the country still locked out.

Liverpool seemed certain to win the title – and in record form – but Shaw says the season should be considered null and void if the campaign is not over.

When asked if Liverpool should be awarded the title or if the season should be abandoned, Shaw said at a FIFA Combat Corona Twitch competition: “Scrap it and start again. Repeat yeah. It must be you know. If we cannot continue, it must be zero. “

Shaw faced Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who diplomatically avoided the question but burst out laughing at Shaw’s brutal response, and the American left-back later said he could never play like Liverpool on FIFA.

Premier League bosses are said to be in talks with the government to bring back football behind closed doors in June, although Shaw also seems reluctant to do so.

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He continued, “The fans are so important. You realize it even more [now]. I think sport is really for the fans, you know what I mean? I think if you don’t have fans and you don’t play in front of fans, that doesn’t seem fair to you.

“Especially on the day of the match, the fans are always amazing and always help the team. Whether at home or even outside, our fans are always brilliant and I have the impression that they are always there with us. “

Shaw saw Loftus-Cheek at a FIFA tournament on Sunday (Photo: Twitch)

Loftus-Cheek added, “Fans are what make football what it is.

“You saw a few games at the end of the season – well, not the end of the season, but recently – without the fans and it was not the same, it was so far from what football feels like when the fans shout, applause. ‘

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