Watford striker Troy Deeney has said he’s sorry about Liverpool because the coronavirus pandemic will “spoil” them even if they win this term in the Premier League.
In the Premier League, the Reds were just two wins away from a championship and had a 25-point over Manchester City before the competition was shut down in March owing to Covid-19 break.
Any outcome on Liverpool is unfair, which in 30 years is more than worthy of their first English title, said Deeney.
“I think it’s gone anyway while talking about the integrity of this season,” Deeney told CNN.
“I’m sad about Liverpool and they deserve to win the title no matter how it turns out. They deserve to get the trophy.”
“But no matter if it turns out, and though we’re playing all the games, it’s anyway going to be the year ruined by the pandemic. That’s not going to be the year when Liverpool dominated the league as the strongest team because, you know, it’s 30 years that they haven’t won yet.”
“And I’m sad about Liverpool and their stars and Jordan [Henderson], but there’s no way you should tell in terms of honesty that this is a fair rivalry.”
“It’s about doing a race, 20 odd miles, sitting for two months, and sprinting for the last bit and going: ’Yeah, that’s a good one.”