Kevin Phillips claims it will be a “big relief” for Liverpool that the Premier League are working to complete this season before starting the next one.

The former Sunderland and Southampton striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed he had heard “talk” next season could however be “scrapped” due due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the UK.

The Premier League, along with the EFL and FA agreed to suspend all domestic fixtures until April 30 at the earliest.

However, a joint statement from the ruling bodies “agreed for this limit to be extended indefinitely for the 2019/20 season in relation to professional football.”

When asked how reassuring the news would be to the league leaders, Phillips told Football Insider“It is a big relief. For them to come out and say it will be finished stops everyone from asking that question. I have always said they should not be given the title because they have not won it. That would open a big can of worms.

“If this is to go on for six months, a year – when is the cut-off point? There is talk of scrapping next season but I am not so sure about that one. It is great that they have said that. Let’s hope in 12 weeks there is huge light at the end of the tunnel.”

Jurgen Klopp’s side are currently 25 points clear of second-placed Manchester City with nine games remaining.

Two wins from the remaining fixtures or a victory over last season’s champions would be enough guarantee a first top-flight title win in 30 years.

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