Premier League chiefs respond to fears coronavirus could stop Liverpool winning title

The Premier League are set to hold crunch talks amid fears the coronavirus could force the season to end early. Reports emerged on Friday that Liverpool could be prevented from lifting their first ever Premier League title by the ever-increasing threat of coronavirus. Liverpool are 22 points clear at the top of the table and are aiming to register their 19th consecutive league win against Watford. Jurgen Klopp’s side have been relentless in their march towards their first top flight title since 1990 and the Premier League have now responded to worrying reports the Reds could be denied the trophy. The Liverpool Echo report league chiefs are set to hold talks to discuss what should be done if the season has to be cut short. There are currently no rules or guidelines about what to do if a campaign is forced to end early. The Premier League insist there are plenty of solutions available, but no concrete plans have been formulated.

The Liverpool Echo report league chiefs are set to hold talks to discuss what should be done if the season has to be cut short. There are currently no rules or guidelines about what to do if a campaign is forced to end early. The Premier League insist there are plenty of solutions available, but no concrete plans have been formulated.

Italian football has already been affected by the coronavirus outbreak after the virus hit the country. Some Serie A games are being played behind doors or suspended, while next week’s Six Nations clash between Ireland and Italy has been postponed. Newcastle United have taken precautions against the virus by banning players and staff from shaking hands. The league bigwigs have been monitoring the spread of the coronavirus and discussions have already taken place about what might be done if the season is cut short.

 

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