Celtic boss Neil Lennon has admitted his disappointment for his players after they were confirmed as Scottish Premier League champions via text on Monday in a worrying potential parallel for Liverpool.

It was announced that the Hoops had been declared Scottish champions for the ninth season in a row, having held a 13 point lead over Rangers with eight games remaining.

Scottish football decided to freeze their table and curtail the 2019/20 season, relegating Hearts in the process, who were four points adrift of safety.

Liverpool, of course, remain hopeful of completing the 2019/20 season and winning their first-ever Premier League title.

However, should final 92 matches of the campaign not be completed, it's growing increasingly likely the Reds would be handed the title, given their 25-point lead over Manchester City.

Lennon, though, spoke about his disappointment for his players that hadn't ever tasted a title victory before, which draws a huge parallel to Liverpool's stars, and the circumstances they have claimed it in.

"It was very surreal yesterday, when the news broke," Lennon told The Football Show. Speaking to the players, they have their own WhatsApp group which is theirs and I don't want anything to do with. Speaking to them individually and a couple collectively, they're all delighted.

"I'm just looking forward to seeing them again, in these very difficult times for society as a whole. It's not the most important thing at the minute but when we do get together, we'll plan something to celebrate what has been a really great season.

"You can't replicate that sort of moment. For some of the guys, it will be their first championship rather than the multiple championships, it would have been a very special moment.

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"These players have lost out on a lot. This would have been their first Championship and they've missed out on that special occasion of winning it in front of the supporters and picking up the trophy.

"You can't replicate that moment. I'm sure we'll speak to the PR department and we'll come up with something. Hopefully, we can celebrate together in some shape or form."