‘Give Liverpool the title – if we continue to play and ignore people dying it wouldn’t sit right on my conscience’: Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger

Antonio Rudiger says Liverpool should be awarded the Premier League title if it is not safe enough to complete the remainder of the season.

The Chelsea defender hopes the football can restart but says he would not feel comfortable doing so while people are dying across the world with coronavirus.

The 27-year- old doesn’t want the season to return because if they continue to play and there is a danger, it might not sit right on his conscience.

 

The German football star believes Liverpool should be crowned as the champions of England since they boast a stunning 25-point lead over Manchester City with just two games away from mathematically securing them their first league title since 1990.

‘Honestly, as far as I’m concerned they can give Liverpool the title,’ Rudiger told ZDF.

 

‘At the end of the day they deserve it, they’ve had a great season and are leading the table with, oh I don’t know how many points.

 

‘The thing is they were going to win the thing anyway, so I think the title is theirs ethically. Of course, I hope that the season can be finished and it will be sporting for everyone.

‘But, as I’ve said before if we continue to play and there is a danger, and we ignore that while people are dying somewhere in the world, I don’t know if that would sit right on my conscience.’

 

However, the Premier League are reportedly waiting for guidance from the UK government following their plan to return to action with games to be played behind close doors.

 

In the UK alone, there have been more than 165,000 confirmed cases, with 26,097 deaths at the time of writing.

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