Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan says it would only be "fair" for rival Liverpool to be awarded the English Premier League trophy if the season cannot be completed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Gundogan told German broadcaster ZDF that Liverpool deserved to be crowned champion given its massive 25-point lead over second-place City, the reigning champions, which has left it just two wins away from the title.

"For me, that would be okay, yes," Gundogan said when asked whether Liverpool should be handed its first top-flight title in 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 soccer authorities given the impact 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 canceled now," he said.