The Premier League season may have to resume behind closed doors for Liverpool to be crowned champions, one journalist claims.
All top flight, EFL and WSL action in England has been cancelled until 3rd April due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, leading to concerns over how the season will end.
Liverpool fans have particular reason to be worried, given that one possibility is that the league title will not be awarded if the season is not completed, despite the Reds holding a 25-point lead at the top of the table.
However, one journalist has revealed some reassuring news for the Reds, by suggesting how they still could get their hands on the Premier League trophy if action resumes next month.
According to the Mirror‘s David Maddock, a meeting has taken place involving all 20 Premier League clubs, with a general agreement reached that the season may be able to recommence from 3rd April.
That would allow the season to conclude by the end of May, but would require the FA Cup, Champions League and Europa League to be scrapped in order to avoid a fixture pile-up.
Games may need to happen behind closed doors for action to resume so soon, but Maddock maintains it is a possibility that all the criteria are met for the season to be completed – which would be welcome news for Liverpool as they close in on a first league title of the Premier League era.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp recently responded to the decision to postpone Premier League action, insisting it was for the better of society.
“First and foremost, all of us have to do whatever we can to protect one another,” he said. “In society I mean. This should be the case all the time in life, but in this moment I think it matters more than ever.
“I’ve said before that football always seems the most important of the least important things. Today, football and football matches really aren’t important at all.
“Of course, we don’t want to play in front of an empty stadium and we don’t want games or competitions suspended, but if doing so helps one individual stay healthy – just one – we do it no questions asked.
“If it’s a choice between football and the good of the wider society, it’s no contest. Really, it isn’t.”