Title denial to Liverpool would be 'cruel', says French captain Lloris

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris believes it would be “cruel” if Liverpool were denied the Premier League title due to the coronavirus pandemic. Klopp and co. were 25 points clear at the top of the table when the season was suspended in March due to COVID-19. 

Recent reports suggest that the Premier League will be underway in June. However, Lloris, whose Spurs were eighth in the table, wants the season to be finished and said it could be particularly harsh on Liverpool.

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While talking to L’Equipe, he said, “We are in a situation where everyone wants to finish and have the decision on the field. It would be terrible if everything ended like that nine matches before the end of the Premier League. It would also be cruel for Liverpool with the lead they have, they are almost champions. As with everyone, there would be a taste of unfinished business. In addition, we are entering the most exciting period, the most beautiful moment of the season.”

Though, it is clear that whenever the league resumes, it would be without the attendance of the fans, as coronavirus has already made a lot of victims suffer and lose their lives. As per Lloris, it would be very different playing behind closed doors but added the financial positions of leagues and clubs needed to be considered.

He said, “It will be weird wherever it happens. Football is not a closed-door sport. Without the spectators, it is not the same. This is not how I see football. We are here to gather, share our emotions. We all want full stadiums with atmosphere, fans, color and songs, but here we must take the context into consideration.”

Tottenham are one of those teams, who will be eager to get back on the pitch, with their top players almost ready to return after suffering long-term injuries. Jose Mourinho, recently in an interview, opened up on the fact that how much he and his team miss football and are all geared up to return, whenever permitted. 

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