This summer provides a new opportunity for football's elite clubs to cement their status for years to come

Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool, and Pep Guardiola, Man City
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2020 will be spoken of for a long time and for all sorts of reasons. How the world adjusted to the coronavirus and how it was then changed as the pandemic spread across borders and seas will, in time, be its own history and studied in schools alongside the plagues and wars and famines

Football isn’t part of that topic. It’s just one among many, many victims, most of them affected to a far greater – and even tragic – degree.

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Seb Stafford-Bloor is a football writer at Tifo Football and member of the Football Writers' Association. He was formerly a regularly columnist for the FourFourTwo website, covering all aspects of the game, including tactical analysis, reaction pieces, longer-term trends and critiquing the increasingly shady business of football's financial side and authorities' decision-making.