Last night I received a text from a friend I have not heard from in a while. A Liverpool fan but more importantly, a good lad trying to wind me up over their quest to win the Premier League title.
I take it as good as I get it – but this time I had to hold my hands up. He’s never seen his team win the league, a feat they haven’t achieved since 1990. A 30-year wait!
With a lot of help from Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United ruined his childhood. He can’t boast the same riches as us, but this season they deserve the title. One they will have to celebrate in an empty stadium.
I’m sure our noisy neighbours at the Etihad will be willing to advice them on lifting a trophy in such circumstances. And so on…
Anyhow, they are 25 points clear at the top of the Premier League table and are just two wins away from securing the title. The season has been on hold since March due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the Premier League is scheduled to restart behind closed doors in mid-June.
Former United midfielder Ryan Giggs admits Liverpool fully deserve their first Premier League title this term.
Speaking in an interview quoted by the Daily Express, Giggs said: “With the obvious pause in the season, because of Covid-19, I think there’s a lot of questions still to be answered.
“But I think what we have seen this year is Liverpool are a fantastic team, managed by a great coach in Jurgen Klopp and, it pains me to say it as a United fan, but they have been fantastic this season.
“Obviously they’ll go on and, whatever way it is, they’ll win the League and deserve it.
“They’ve had two brilliant seasons actually. Last year pushing Manchester City, all the way. They’re a great team to watch.
“There were certain things that I’ve taken out of the way that Liverpool play, and taking it on to the way that I want to do with Wales.
“Hopefully United will bridge that gap and catch them up. But you have to give credit where credit is due – and Liverpool have been fantastic this season.”