As long as Liverpool “get what’s ours” then the relevant authorities can do what they want with scheduling issues, says John Aldridge, with the former Reds striker hitting out at “stupid, arrogant and greedy” calls for the 2019-20 campaign to be written off.
Aldridge told the Liverpool Echo on the plan of action that should be favoured: “Those who say the Premier League should be cancelled entirely because of coronavirus are stupid. They've made themselves look absolutely stupid, arrogant and greedy.
“Many of them should know better. Especially the ones who are running clubs. It seems like some of them are panicking. And it's not because of the football situation, it's the business side of things I believe they are concerned with.
“It's just going to be a matter of time. You've got to finish what's there. And that's not from a selfish point of view for Liverpool Football Club. I mean for all the clubs, all the players, all the supporters, all the wages that have been put in to watch teams. You can't just scrap the season now. That would be insane in my opinion.
“To solve the problem, you can dilute things further down the line. Start afresh for the 2021-22 season, or 2022-23. It doesn't matter when. There could be a way of splitting and restructuring the league, especially with the Euros being scrapped this summer.
“If football has to go behind closed doors to finish the campaign then so be it. Liverpool fans would not be delighted. But we'll accept it. As long as we get what's ours. Because it is ours. No-one can take it away from us this season.
“Liverpool have made a mockery of the league. They've been absolutely brilliant. They have done things teams have never done before. Manchester City have been good in recent years, but Liverpool have torn the league apart. That is how good we are. The best team by a mile, not by a short distance.”