“For me, that would be OK, yes,” Gundogan said, after being asked whether Liverpool should be handed their first top-flight title for 30 years should the season not be completed.”You have to be fair as a sportsperson,” he added, while conceding that it was a difficult decision for football authorities given the impact that the cancellation of the season would have at both ends of the table.
“There are different opinions. For clubs who have had a very good season, it obviously wouldn’t be nice if it was cancelled now,” he said.
“On the other hand, for clubs who aren’t doing as well and are maybe in the relegation places, an abandonment would obviously suit them.”
The Premier League season has been suspended until April 30, but it is looking increasingly likely that the date may have to be pushed back further.
Germany international Gundogan also said he would be open to taking a pay cut should English clubs follow the likes of Juventus and Borussia Dortmund in asking their players to accept reduced wages so non-playing staff can be paid.
“Of course I think it’s OK, that goes without saying, [but] there’s been no discussion in England yet,” Gundogan said. “Perhaps that’s because the English clubs are a bit financially stronger than the clubs in Germany at the moment.”I don’t know who has the final say in that decision. On the other hand, if a player says, ‘no, I don’t want that, I worked hard for it, I get my salary,’ then it can go in the opposite direction.
“For me personally, it would be OK, but, to be honest, you have to be tolerant, and if there are players who are against that, then that’s also an acceptable situation.”