Runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool ‘would NOT be guaranteed the title if the Government orders sports events to be cancelled to combat the spread of coronavirus’
Despite being 22 points clear, Liverpool could yet miss out on the Premier League title if coronavirus cuts short the season.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have ‘no guarantee’ that they would still be crowned champions should the season end prematurely due to the scale of the virus outbreak, according to the Telegraph.
The report goes further to detail that ‘no specific regulation’ is in place should such a scenario play out that all 38 top-flight games are incomplete and it could see all three teams in the relegation zone reprieved.
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side ‘could miss out on the Premier League title’ due to coronavirus
There are 11 matches remaining in the Premier League season with Liverpool cruising to their first top-flight title in 30 years.
But the virus is spreading quickly across Europe and it has increased fears that the UK government could ‘opt to cancel sporting events for two months’.
In the event of a suspension or cancellation, it is reported that ‘crisis talks’ are likely to be held to determine if the previous 27 rounds of matches would be available to stand.
Liverpool have had a flawless season winning 26 of their 27 Premier League games this season
Liverpool have won 26 matches so far in a stunning campaign with one draw to Manchester United earlier in the campaign the only thing preventing them from a flawless run to the title.
Klopp’s side need just four more wins to claim the Premier League title and any move to take that away from them would prove highly controversial.
Any suspension would raise further issues around European qualification and relegation at the time of the suspension, particularly with both of those situations in the balance, rather than Liverpool being far and away the team all set to win the league.
More to follow.