Former Red John Aldridge has stated that Liverpool must get what they deserve from the 2019-20 Premier League season.

Jurgen Klopp’s side currently possess a 25-point lead at the top of the Premier League table, which means two more victories would ensure Liverpool the title.

However, due to the coronavirus, the Premier League has been postponed. The FA have confirmed that they plan to finish the 2019-20 Premier League season, as they have removed the June 30th deadline for the campaign to be completed.

However, the season has been suspended indefinitely, with matches not starting again until at least April 30th.

This situation is hardly ideal, but there is certainly an intention to finish the season, which is good news for Liverpool.

Aldridge believes that this has to occur, as Liverpool must get what they deserve from the 2019-20 Premier League season.

Writing in his column for the Liverpool Echo, Aldridge said: “Hopefully Liverpool get exactly what they deserve this season and that is the Premier League title.

“People talk about how this league season won’t get finished, but it has to. Next year’s league shouldn’t start if this one cannot finish.

“What is the point? What is the point in starting a season and scrapping it 75 per cent of the way through?

“Forget about next year’s competition. What has been started simply has to finish. Whether that is two, three, four months down the line, it just has to finish.

“Next season is the one that can be retracted or reformed for whatever reason. If it starts at Christmas, for example, then split it in half and have the top half compete for the title or Europe.

“The bottom half will be forced to battle for survival. You just can’t stop a season without a conclusion. Anyone suggesting it can is wrong.

“I cannot believe that it has even been suggested.”

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 24: Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and West Ham United at Anfield on February 24, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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Aldridge is spot on. We are too deep into the season to simply cancel it and move on. The reality is, Liverpool deserve this title.

It is shocking to see that some people want the season to be completely cancelled. If anything, that would be a more difficult road to go down, as the backlash would be immense.

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