Every horrible thing has a silver lining, and ours in 2020 might be that Liverpool Women Football Club may end up not getting relegated because the 2020 FA Women’s Super League season might end up being voided.
The FAWSL stopped playing games on 23 February and there are about 45 games left in the season in total (eight of which were Liverpool’s to secure a non-relegation spot in the table). The league is still following government guidelines but is weighing up several potential options for the rest of the season.
“We are in the early stages of assessing what options are available for when it is safe and appropriate to resume the FAWSL and FAWC seasons,” an FA spokesperson said to BBC Sport this weekend. ”This includes the potential use of neutral venues.
”Any scenarios are under constant review in line with the latest government advice. We are in regular contact with all clubs and the safety and welfare of everybody involved remains our priority.”
Being able to play even a few remaining games would obviously be preferable for everyone (including Liverpool despite the invariable relegation in our future), but given everything (*waves handles wildly*) we may still be looking at the top two leagues following tiers three through seven and declaring the season null and void. Should the neutral venue option be chosen, matches could begin as early as the weekend of the 6-7 June.