The former Reds’ CEO has backed the club to maintain their scintillating form into the next campaign.
As the current Premier League campaign remains under a shadow of uncertainty due to the coronavirus outbreak, the air of controversy regarding the resumption of the league and whether Liverpool shall be handed the title is picking up pace.
Contributing his thoughts in the whole discussion is Ian Ayre, who is the former CEO and main board director of Liverpool. In conversation with Daily Star, he says, “I’ve been a Liverpool fan for 50 years and I’ve always said to people that we never do things the easy way.”
“Look at Istanbul, the League Cup final of 2012, Barcelona last year. It’s the Liverpool way, to some degree. They’ll either get it sorted and win it this year or they won’t, but, whatever happens, they’ll bounce back,” he further went on to add.
Liverpool had an unstoppable run to the current campaign, as they led the table by a margin of 25 points over second-placed Manchester City. With the league almost assured to be won by the Reds, it was indefinitely suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak and it’s unsure when or if the league will resume in time to finish the current campaign.
In such a scenario where the current campaign is announced to be null and voided, then Liverpool could end up empty-handed. This would be more hurtful to the club and its fans especially after how close they came to winning the league last season, coming up short to the Cityzens by a single point.
Although Jurgen Klopp’s men won the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League against Tottenham Hotspurs, the league title remains the elusive crown the club so desperately wants to achieve.
Ian Ayre further spoke about Liverpool’s young squad and their recent achievements as he said, “This Liverpool team is very young in comparison to a lot of squads and they won’t have many players rotating out through age or contracts this summer. Look at last year, we got so close to the title and won the Champions League. Then we’ve gone on to win the Super Cup and the World Club Championship and the club are on course to win the league.”
He concluded by saying that, “Whether they’re rightly allowed to win the league this year, what will be will be. But I’ve no doubt that, if it doesn’t happen this season, it will happen next season.”