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What Liverpool’s Premier League rivals really think about how the season should end

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The Premier League has announced that the domestic season will be played to a conclusion once it is safe and appropriate to do so.

Liverpool’s title triumph, then, is still on – delayed, but not cancelled, in what will be a big boost to Reds supporters.

Ask Karren Brady, Chris Sutton, or anyone else with an underlying agenda and motive for wanting the season voided, and they would likely have come to a very different conclusion.

Health concerns are the most pressing for the moment, but football supporters are keen for sport to return, only a matter of days after it ground to a halt.

Blood Red spoke to a number of reporters across the country for a podcast special to decipher the real mood from fans of other clubs – and, unsurprisingly, it varies a lot from what the headline-makers like Brady have been suggesting.

Manchester City (currently in second place)

Tyrone Marshall, Manchester Evening News

“There’s always going to be tough games in Europe but it was shaping up to be City’s best chance of winning the Champions League.

“Relations between the club and UEFA are pretty strained but it is still a competition the club are desperate to win.

“Pep Guardiola has always said his success will fundamentally be judged on whether they’ve won it or not.

“There’s uncertainty over their participation in it again next season, so there’s obvious reasons why City would want the season to resume.

“The Premier League they are less concerned about, but one can’t resume without the other.

“Guardiola sees those games as important for getting his team in top form and playing every three days is vital for getting his players ready for Champions League games.

“It is difficult to know what would happen with the Carabao Cup and whether they would say it is completed, so that is fine, or whether everything would be null and void.

“The title race is almost a red herring, but relegation, promotion, stuff like that – we’re in a position where we have to give the league as long as possible to try and finish.

“There’s so many unknowns but there are certainly serious incentives for City to get the season back on track if possible.”

Sheffield United (currently in seventh place)

Nathan Hemmingham, Yorkshire Live

“Not many people gave Chris Wilder and the players any chance whatsoever so for them to be where they are in the table.

“If Sheffield United were able to qualify for Europe as a newly promoted club, that would have to be one of the biggest Premier League achievements.

“They’ve never qualified for European competition before. The fact this is a possibility shows you how far they have come this season – and they are there on merit.

“Everybody expects a Championship team will struggle so there was nothing wrong with the media tipping them to go down, but United play some lovely football.

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“A lot of people have had their say, but Sheffield United have been very clever in keeping their counsel, and just allowing the Premier League to just crack on with decision they have to make.

“The feeling in Sheffield is that they are not being greedy and pushing for the season to finish after 28 games, just because they are in a European position, and they definitely don’t want a null and void season.

“They just want the season to resume and for everyone to be given the chance to finish the season, and what will be will be.”

Aston Villa (currently in 19th place)

Dan Rolinson, Claret and Blue Podcast

“It would be very easy for Villa fans to say ‘let’s just void the season and start afresh next year with the same teams in the Premier League’.

“But the football fan inside me says if you have started the league, you have got to finish it – it would be unprecedented to write the league off.

“I don’t like the idea of football behind closed doors – it’s a community and if there is no one there to take part, that’s quite sad.

“If you’re going to play the game, you have to play them in the usual manner whenever that is.

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“To postpone the season until we can all get back in together is definitely the preferred option.”

Nothing is certain as to when the Premier League will resume, but it certainly will not be before April 30.

The Premier League has come to a sensible conclusion, and no matter what Brady, Sutton, or those on social media might have you believe, most clubs across all the current league standings are in total agreement.

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