Is Liverpool’s Title Tainted?

After Manchester City failed to grab all three points at Stamford Bridge, Liverpool clinched their first-ever Premier League title and first top-flight title in 30 years—a title many bookies predicted early in the season such as those at This is a massive moment for the club, but it is surrounded by controversy.

Is Liverpool’s Title Tainted?

In short, even though there is a lot of controversy surrounding this title, most fans agree that Liverpool still deserved it.

Where is the Controversy coming From?

Liverpool fully deserved to win the Premier League, breaking records along the way, winning the title faster than any team has ever done before, with 7 games still to spare. This shows how dominant Liverpool were, but this doesn’t matter, many rival fans will still say that this title shouldn’t count because of the pandemic. There was a long break in the middle of the season, and some games were played with water-breaks and five subs. These are not standard rules and some fans can argue that Liverpool won the title under a set of rules that teams aren’t used to.

This shouldn’t take anything away from their title. This is a big moment, and rival fans trying to find any excuse to make it invalid should not be bothered with. A lot of these fans don’t even believe what they are saying, they are just trying to invalidate Liverpool’s title. Liverpool fans have to ignore the negative comments and just celebrate their amazing title run.

And it seems like fans are doing just that, as celebrating fans and players have gone all out. The scenes outside Anfield after the title was clinched were amazing.

In an interview with CNN, Watford captain, Troy Deeney mentioned this topic. “I believe that when it comes to the integrity of this season anyway, it’s already gone.”

He made a great comparison of this season to a marathon, “It’s like running a marathon, 20 odd miles, stopping for two months and then sprinting the last bit and going: ‘Ah, that was a good time that.’”

Deeney makes some good points. Liverpool’s title is everything but normal, and the integrity of the season is ruined. However, in the same interview, Deeney said that he still believes that Liverpool fully deserve the title. This is the shared opinion among most fans. The season may not be normal, but Liverpool were still the dominant side.

The Champions League

The Premier League is not the only competition modified because of the Coronavirus Pandemic. The Champions League has been much more heavily modified, so the controversy around that should be even greater.

The Champions League will finish with a 12-day mini-tournament in Lisbon, with all the ties being single-legged fixtures. This is a completely different format from the normal Champions League, and the winners can surely not ignore the unfairness and controversy around their title.

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