Danny Mills urged the Premier League to “wait a little bit longer” before restarting as Liverpool players today returned to training.
However, the former Leeds United and Manchester City full-back, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed it may never be 100% safe to return.
As reported by Sky Sports today, the Premier League has confirmed that from the 19 clubs tested, six positive tests for Coronavirus have been received from a total of three clubs.
BREAKING: The Premier League has confirmed six positive tests for coronavirus from three clubs after first phase of mass testing
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) May 19, 2020
The results are announced after Premier League clubs unanimously agreed at Monday’s shareholder meeting for players to return to training today.
Watford captain Troy Deeney today revealed he is refusing to return to training in the current circumstances due to fears over his son’s health.
When asked by Football Insider if it was premature to be asking players to return to training, Mills said: “Health and safety has to be first and foremost.
“But to play devil’s advocate, is it ever going to be 100% safe? The government has said there may never be a vaccine.
“If it gets to the point where the Premier League says, “This is as safe as it is going to get.” A decision will have to be made.
“However, I do not think we are there yet. We are not at that point where we can say it is as safe as it is going to get. We need to wait a little bit longer.”
Football Insider understands the Premier League is aiming to return to action in early May having watched the Bundesliga return last weekend.
The UK government announced last week that professional sport would be allowed to return from 1 June.