One of the biggest crisis facing the English Premier League is how to crown a champion for the interrupted 2019/2020 football season. Most policymakers are suggesting that the season should be cancelled while President of UEFA Aleksander Ceferin insisted that all the leagues should complete their seasons to arrive at a worthy winner for all the domestic leagues.
He also said he cannot think of any scenario where Liverpool would not be crowned the champion of this season’s Premier League.
Liverpool talisman Sadio Mane says he is ready to accept his fate. He said his dream has always been to win the Premier League and he wishes to win it in 2020. But if that is not the case, he would accept his fate.
“It’s my dream and I want to win it this year. If that’s not the case, I will accept, it’s part of life. Hopefully, we will win it next year”, Mane told talkSPORT.
Liverpool is topping the Premier League table ahead of the reigning champion Manchester City with 25 points. The fans of the club were in high spirit to claim their first Premier League title in 30 years before the coronavirus pandemic put their hope on hold.
“I want to win the games and I want to get the trophy, it’s what I would love,” Mane said. “But with this situation, whatever happens, I will understand.
“It has been difficult for Liverpool, but it has been more difficult for many millions of people around the world. Some people have lost family members and that is the more complicated situation.”
Sadio Mane wants to win the Premier League on the pitch
Unlike Belgium’s Club Brugge who could be crowned champions of the Belgian league from a board room decision, Mane said he would want Liverpool to emerge the champions of the league on the football pitch.
“I love my job and I love football, I want to win on the pitch”, mane said.
Mane joined Liverpool from Southampton in 2016, for a reported fee of £34 million. He helped Liverpool reach back-to-back UEFA Champions League Finals in 2018 and 2019, winning the latter.
The Senegalese also finished as the league’s joint-top goalscorer in the 2018/2019 season, winning the Premier League Golden Boot. The same year, he finished fourth for the Ballon d’Or and fifth for The Best FIFA Men’s Player award. In January 2020, he was named the African Footballer of the Year for 2019.