Liverpool’s maiden Premier League triumph might not come true, as the Premier League risks cancellation amidst coronavirus combat.
The widespread of coronavirus has been massive, as the virus has been infecting people in Europe and North America too, while it originated from Wuhan in China.
Thus, the disease has alarmed a global health emergency, and it has massively affected the sporting environment too. With many games getting suspended in Italy recently.
Moreover, Switzerland’s government made the decision on Friday to cancel all events set to involve 1,000 people or more in their efforts to tackle the disease, with all football fixtures called off this weekend.
More than 80,000 people in close to 50 countries have been infected with the virus so far – with 2,800 confirmed to have died. Now, there has been a rising number of cases in the UK too and according to the Daily Mail, the government is considering to suspend the sporting activities.
So this news certainly poses the risk on Liverpool’s maiden triumph over the Premier League, if the top-flight football league in England faces a suspension because of the Coronavirus threat.
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 has 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.
With this form, the Reds are on the top of the table with a mammoth gap of 22 points in the table. There are still 11 game weeks left in the Premier League and Liverpool need 12 points out of it to be crowned as the Champions.
Apart from Liverpool being crowned as the champions, the cancellation would also raise further issues around European qualification and relegation.