Liverpool Handed Title Boost As Premier League Makes Decision Over Fate Of League
High-level talks took place across Thursday with all 20 clubs from the Premier League represented as the league controlling bodies resolved on the fate of the league over the ongoing spread of the coronavirus.
In their decision, English football will be suspended until April 30th at the earliest. It means Premier League football won’t resume for another six weeks at least, giving Liverpool’s attempt to win the title a boost after it has been agitated that the league should be declared Void and Null.
Jurgen Klopp’s side is currently 25 points clear at the top of the Premier League and needs just six more to clinch a first title since 1990.
A statement on the FA’s official website read: “The FA, Premier League, EFL and women’s professional game, together with the PFA and LMA, understand we are in unprecedented times and our thoughts are with everyone affected by COVID-19.
“We’re united in our commitment to finding ways of resuming the 2019-20 football season and ensuring all domestic and European club league and cup matches are played as soon as it is safe and possible to do so.
“We’ve collectively supported UEFA in postponing EURO 2020 to create space in the calendar to ensure domestic and European club league and cup matches have an increased opportunity to be played and, in doing so, maintain the integrity of each competition.
“The FA’s Rules and Regulations state that “the season shall terminate not later than the 1 June” and ‘each competition shall, within the limit laid down by The FA, determine the length of its own playing season’.
“However, our Board has agreed for this limit to be extended indefinitely for the 2019-20 season in relation to professional football. Additionally, we’ve collectively agreed that the professional game in England will be further postponed until no earlier than Thursday 30 April.