The sportpocalypse rolling in the wake of the global coronavirus crackdown could see the Premier League in England taking drastic action next season.
There has already been talk of handing over the title to Liverpool in an incomplete season, and rival clubs would have fully embraced the idea.
Along with that, there is a broader discussion of how the rest of the league standings would be handled with regard to relegation, promotion of the Championship and places in the Champions League.
According to the Telegraph in the UK, an idea has been launched: the Premier League could be extended to 22 teams for one season next season.
The report states: “A proposal that could be made would be that the first two in the championship, currently Leeds and West Brom, be promoted and that 22 teams participate in the Premier League next season.
“The EFL Cup would be postponed by a year to allow additional space in the list of matches and five clubs, instead of three, would be relegated at the end of the season. “
The Champions League would then launch an extended qualification phase next season which would allow teams qualified this year to keep their places.
And additional teams currently employed in qualification positions would participate in the new expanded CL qualification phase.
The move would see Leicester enter a CL qualifying round, while Liverpool, Manchester City (depending on their appeal for their current ban), Chelsea and Spurs will keep their places.
Obviously, if that materialized, Manchester United, Wolves and Sheffield United would all have huge objections.
The idea of declaring this current PL season “null and void” would be completely irrelevant.
So that Liverpool fans can relax.