Antonio Rudiger has become to the latest footballer to raise his concerns about the 2019/20 season resuming, but has claimed that Liverpool are deserved winners of the Premier League title regardless of how the season plays out.
The division was set for an engrossing conclusion, with the relegation places not yet decided while the race for the top four – which included Chelsea – looked set to go down to the wire.
By far the best side in the top flight this season, Rudiger has stated that Liverpool fully deserve to secure the title, regardless of the fact they have not mathematically won it yet.
“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.”
Discussions about how the season should resume have been ongoing, but the Chelsea defender has claimed while he would like the season to be concluded, the moral aspect of playing amid such unprecedented times would be tough to deal with.
“Of course, I hope that the season can be finished and it will be sporting for everyone,” Rudiger added.
“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.”