Liverpool ‘could miss out on Premier League title’ if coronavirus cuts the season short

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Liverpool are on course to win the Premier League title for the first time. It’s the trophy the club’s fans have craved for years.

The Reds - who last won a league title in 1990, two years before the Premier League was formed - currently boast a massive 22-point lead at the top of the table with 11 games remaining.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have won 26 of their 27 league fixtures this season and remain unbeaten. They’re also on course to smash all kinds of records and should end the campaign with over 100 points.

Liverpool require four more wins to become champions. However, it’s not over until it’s over.

And The Telegraph published an article on Friday afternoon that will strike fear into the heart of every Liverpool fan.

The Telegraph have revealed that there is no guarantee that Liverpool would be crowned Premier League champions if the season was curtailed by the coronavirus.

That’s right. If the ongoing coronavirus crisis continues, there’s a chance that Liverpool could miss out on the Premier League title, the Daily Mail add.

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“The rapid spread of the virus has raised the prospect of the Government ordering the cancellation of all sporting events in the UK for more than two months, something that could mean some fixtures never being played,” the Telegraph’s Ben Rumsby reports.

“Were the Premier League season not completed, it is likely crisis talks would take place to determine whether previous results would be allowed to stand or whether the entire campaign was rendered null and void.

“Any final ruling could depend on how many fixtures had been played, similar to the results of abandoned matches in some sporting competitions being allowed to stand if a certain percentage of them have been completed.”

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The report adds that there is also no guarantee that the bottom three clubs - currently West Ham, Watford and Norwich - would be relegated, either. There is ‘no specific regulation in place governing such a scenario’.

Three more coronavirus cases were confirmed in the UK on Friday, bringing the total number to 19.

The virus has also affected several sporting events in recent weeks.

Italy has been one of the worst affected nations in Europe so far and the Serie A fixture between Juventus and Inter Milan this weekend will take place without any fans.

Meanwhile, Paddy Power say there's now a 60 per cent chance that the Tokyo Olympics are cancelled due to coronavirus.

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