Harry Kane says Liverpool deserve to win the Premier League title but it will be a “strange situation” for Jurgen Klopp’s men to lift the trophy in front of an empty stadium.
Liverpool were 25 points clear at the top of the table before football across Europe was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to BBC Sport, the Premier League season could resume in June, which will give Liverpool the opportunity to officially seal the title.
And Kane, who will be hoping to to secure a Champions League spot with Tottenham if and when the campaign restarts, says Liverpool deserve their success – even if playing in front of empty stands will be strange for everyone.
“It’s going to be a really difficult situation [playing without fans],” Kane told Good Morning Britain (as relayed by the Mirror). “Liverpool deserve the title and to lift it without their fans will be a really strange situation.
“We haven’t been through a time like this in my lifetime so it’s hard to know what the right thing to do is. The fans are a massive part of football. They make football what it is so it will be different to play without them.
“I’ve done it before for England and it’s not the same. But if we want to finish the season we’re going to have to do that.”
The England captain went on to reveal every Spurs player has already tested negative for coronavirus ahead of a gradual return to full training at Hotspur Way.
He said: “About a week ago we started going into the training ground for one-on-one training, still making sure we were social distancing.
“We had [coronavirus] tests on Monday and all the players and the staff came back negative.”
Tottenham were due to play Manchester United in their next match before the suspension of the Premier League, but it’s unclear how the fixture list will look when things get back to normal.