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UEFA needs to be inventive... and making next season's Champions League straight knockout would be a great spectacle

John Aldridge


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Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson will be hoping to lift the Premier League trophy in the next few weeks

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson will be hoping to lift the Premier League trophy in the next few weeks

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson will be hoping to lift the Premier League trophy in the next few weeks

WE need to turn next season's Champions League and Europa League into straight knockout competitions in a bid to get the European football calendar back on track after the coronavirus crisis.

While I'm sure that suggestion would send a shiver of fear down the spine of UEFA officials at a time when they are still pushing all domestic leagues to get finished by June 30, I believe this is one of many solutions that could get the game back on its feet.

Who cares if the new Premier League season is supposed to start in the second week of August? That is just a date in the diary and it can be moved very easily.