Revealed: Emergency meeting planned, clubs to discuss handing Liverpool the title
The Premier League will hold an emergency meeting with its 20 clubs next week which could decide if Liverpool will be confirmed as champions if the season is cancelled, Football Insider understands.
The governing body and its members are set to discuss different plans and scenarios when they convene next Thursday amid the possibility of a voided campaign.
A league source told Football Insider that top of the agenda will be what action needs to be taken if the coronavirus ends the season completely.
The Premier League, FA, EFL and WSL have collectively agreed to postpone the professional game in England
— Premier League (@premierleague) March 13, 2020
This includes whether Liverpool should be declared as champions, the plan for relegation and promotion as well as top-four finishes.
Different scenarios are set to be discussed amid government projections that coronavirus is set to peak in the UK in late May and early June.
The Premier League announced yesterday morning they have agreed to suspend all matches until at least 4 April with immediate effect.
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The reality is that the clubs do not expect to be back playing at that point as Covid-19 is so highly contagious that players are set to be in and out of isolation and unlikely to be fit to play again in three weeks.
This puts Liverpool’s title hopes up in the air at a time when they could have sealed the trophy in record time.
The temporary shelving of matches comes with Jurgen Klopp’s side an enormous 25 points clear at the top of the table.
In other Liverpool news, it can be REVEALED that five senior players at the club are set for the exit in mass overhaul and star defender may follow.