Liverpool and Man City ‘risk’ being expelled from Champions League

Liverpool and Manchester City risk being expelled from the Champions League if the Premier League campaign is cancelled.

The football calendar remains in disarray due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

Match action across Europe is postponed until April 30 at the earliest until the situation improves.

The aim is still to finish all domestic leagues and European competitions, even if it means playing into the summer months.

The Belgian League management board has already taken decisive action, though.

It is recommending that efforts to continue the season are scrapped and Club Brugge are awarded the title.

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They are currently 15 points ahead of Gent in second place.

Clubs in the Belgian league now need to ponder whether to accept the proposals.

The Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin, chairman of the European Club Association Andrea Agnelli, and Lars-Christer Olsson, president of European Leagues, suggested earlier this week that clubs will only be allowed to compete in the Champions League if they complete their respective domestic seasons.

“We are confident that football can restart in the months to come – with conditions that will be dictated by public authorities – and believe that any decision of abandoning domestic competitions is, at this stage, premature and not justified,” they wrote.

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“Since participation in Uefa club competitions is determined by the sporting result achieved at the end of a full domestic competition, a premature termination would cast doubts about the fulfilment of such condition.

“Uefa reserves the right to assess the entitlement of clubs to be admitted to the 2020-21 Uefa club competitions, in accordance with the relevant applicable competition regulations.”

The stance of governing body bigwigs means…