Coronavirus: Gundogan would back ´ sporting ´ decision to hand Liverpool Premier League title

Tyler Hromadka

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan confessed he is “okay” with handing Liverpool the Premier League title following the effect of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Reds are 25 points clear at the top of the table however unpredictability over when the 2019-20 season will resume is leading some to recommend it might not be ended up at all.

City clinched back-to-back titles in the previous 2 seasons, however Gundogan– who won the Bundesliga under Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp throughout their time together at Borussia Dortmund– would have no problem in yielding the crown to their competitors this season.

He informed German broadcaster ZDF: “It would be okay for me. You have to be sporting.”

Asked whether playing out the remainder of the season behind closed doors may appeal as an alternative, Gundogan responded: “Honestly, I can’t imagine that – and I don’t know how realistic it is.”

A circumstance we have actually never ever remained in prior to & & it shows once again that there are far more crucial things thanfootball Stay calm and look after yourself

— Ilkay Gündogan (@IlkayGuendogan) March 13, 2020

With the Football Association choosing to cancel the season for all clubs below the 3 National League departments in non-league football, a number of the smaller sized clubs in England are dealing with problems in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gundogan would remain in favour of leading players compromising their wages to assist those having a hard time lower down the football pyramid throughout the crisis, stating: “Of course I would find that okay, of course. The lower league clubs do not have it so easy.”

The 29- year-old, who signed up with City in June 2016, exposed he is discovering life tough throughout the lockdown.

“You are sometimes afraid to go for a walk for 10 to 15 minutes outside, even though it was oddly and ironically extremely beautiful weather here in Manchester,” stated Gundogan.

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