Not even 25 points ahead of the second classified, Manchester City, has Liverpool been able to breathe relief with a view to finally lifting the Premier League. The English domestic tournament has eluded those who wear red in Merseyside since 1992, the last year they conquered it, before the league even acquired the modern name of Premier.
Now, victim of the crisis unleashed by the coronavirus, Jurgen Klopp’s team is facing the possibility of not being able to confirm itself as champion of the 2019-2020 season, a catastrophic scenario for a club that, once the Champions League was won the course Lastly, the assault on the Guardiola City crown had been set as an absolute objective.
After a fantastic season, the shadow of an unnamed curse flies over Liverpool, victim, as was Benfica, of the evil eye of someone with a fur similar to the one that in 1962 tore apart the European hopes of the Portuguese club, Bela Guttman. That was the year the Hungarian coach left the Lisbon boat after being dissatisfied with the increase in salary he was asking for after winning the 1961 and 1962 European Cups consecutively. There has been no luck since then for Benfica, who He has accumulated eight lost European finals since then, five from the Champions League and three from UEFA.
If the season does not resume, a possibility that is gaining strength at times, it would be necessary to resolve what happens with those classified for European competitions, as well as with the descents and promotions, of course also with the champions. For now, while the Telegraph this week set June 1 as the date set by the FA to resume competition, the lowest categories of English football have already been suspended by the agency. Meanwhile, Aleksander Ceferin, the UEFA president, set the end of June this Saturday as the limit to see the ball rolling again.
From Gerrard’s slip against Demba Ba in 2014, the year that it finally seemed that the league could stay in Anfield’s showcases, the cursed season that brought down the coronavirus, Liverpool is beginning to get a curse that threatens a uncertain future. On the other hand, in this immense valley that has stopped football. .