Kevin Phillips is adamant fans would congregate around Anfield were the season to restart and Liverpool to win the Premier League title.

The former England international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, also feared the title will be remembered for Coronavirus and not for the achievement of Jurgen Klopp’s side.

The Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, claimed to have been in touch with the Premier League and wanted a return to action “as soon as possible”.

As revealed by Football Insider, the governing authorities have been working behind the scenes on a June restart with all games to be played behind-closed-doors.

This would allow the Reds to complete the season and more than likely lift the Premier League trophy, given their 25-point advantage over second-placed Manchester City.

However, Phillips fears that if Klopp’s side sealed a first title win for thirty years it would lead to mass crowds outside Anfield.

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“People will congregate outside the ground, without a shadow of a doubt,” Phillips told Football Insider. 

“Unfortunately, that is the way society is.

“Society has been brilliant in terms of staying at home but you still read of incidents where police are having to break up parties, so people are disregarding the rules.

“Liverpool winning the title in front of an empty crowd and not being able to parade it around Liverpool in front of thousands of fans?

“I think you will get people congregating no matter what the situation is or how bad it is. People will ignore it and do it.

“It is going to be a bizarre one. If we do reconvene and Liverpool win it, it will be remembered in 10 years time for the Coronavirus and the lockdown.”

The virus is expected to be prevalent in society beyond the planned restart date of June.

Whilst it poses a significant threat to players it is perhaps fan safety that will be of the greatest concern to the government and Premier League.

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