Manchester City star Ilkay Gundogan has told German broadcaster ZDF that it’d be completely justified if Liverpool were awarded the Premier League title.
The Reds are on the cusp of their first-ever league title in the modern-day Premier League era, currently sitting 25 points clear of the Citizens.
With play currently halted due to the widespread global health pandemic, Liverpool face an anxious wait to see if they will claim their first title for nearly 30 years.
Gundogan is in no mind as to what the outcome should be, however, claiming Jurgen Klopp’s men deserve their crown.
The midfield maestro told ZDF: “For me, that would be OK, yes. You have to be fair as a sportsperson.
“There are different opinions. For clubs who have had a very good season, it obviously wouldn’t be nice if it was cancelled now.
“On the other hand, for clubs who aren’t doing as well and are maybe in the relegation places, an abandonment would obviously suit them.”
Gundogan signed for City from Borussia Dortmund where he starred under current Liverpool boss Klopp.
The 29-year-old Germany international cost £20 million and has enjoyed a relatively good 2019/20 campaign.
He has played 40 games for Pep Guardiola’s team, scoring five goals and registering five assists.
Liverpool have been comfortably the best side in the Premier League this season and do deserve their title.
Handing out titles when they’re not mathematically won would set a dangerous precedent, however.
Liverpool won’t want the title by default and will hope football can get back to normal as soon as possible.
The club’s supporters have waited years to see their team lift a league title and they’ll hope to get that chance in the coming months.