Rio Ferdinand’s suggestion to void the season will not go down well with Liverpool fans, but does he have a point?
Rio Ferdinand has never been popular with Liverpool fans given he is a Manchester United legend. But his latest comments will have done nothing to endear him with them any more.
The former England defender believes that the health of all concerned must be the priority. If there is no imminent solution then the season must be voided and everything should just start over again.
Speaking to BT Sports, he insists spending this time with his family has put a whole new perspective on life for him.
“Times like this does push it home how important sport, contact, and communication is when you are isolated and alone with your immediate family.”
“But we have to take into consideration football is just a game.”
“As seriously as we all take it, the bigger picture is what is going on out in society.”
“I’m sure in my own mind that if it’s not going to be an immediate fix in the next few weeks then the season needs to be voided and started again next season afresh.”
“A lot of people like Liverpool fans will always say, ‘Oh that’s because you don’t want Liverpool to win the league’.”
“Listen, if my team was in that situation I would think about people’s health and the wider society rather than my own gain.”
“There are going to be people disappointed, and there are going to be people that are probably more satisfied with that.”
“So not everyone can win in this situation and that’s just a fact.”