Premier League: Coronavirus could deny Liverpool chance to win 1st EPL in 30 years

Premier League: Coronavirus could deny Liverpool chance to win 1st EPL in 30 years

- Premier League could end abruptly due to the outbreak of coronavirus

- The deadly virus is fast travelling to almost every part of the world

- Liverpool might bear the brunts of the epidemic as they could still not win the leage title this season

- They are currently 22 points better than Manchester City on the EPL table with 11 matches to go

Liverpool's chances of winning their first Premier League title in over 30 years may have been reduced due to the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus epidemic.

The Reds currently sit atop of the English topflight table with 79 points - 22 points better than the defending champions Manchester City after 27 matches.

Will 11 games to wrap the ongoing season up, the Merseyside will need at least four more wins to be crowned winners before May.

However, the Anfield outfit is unsure if they would be crowned champions for the 2019-20 season if the league ends abruptly as reported by Daily Mail quoting the Telegraph.

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The publications further stated that the topflight has 'no specific regulation' in place should such a scenario occur that all 38 top-flight games are incomplete and it could see all three teams in the relegation zone reprieved.

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Meanwhile, with the fast rate the virus is travelling, the UK government might stop all sporting events for two about months

Daily Mail added that should the league be cancelled or suspended, stakeholders will have to hold crisis talks to determine if the previous 27 rounds of matches would be available to stand.

Jurgen Klopp's men are the only team to remain unbeaten this campaign having won 26 of their last 27 matches - while their only draw was against Manchester United.

The publicatin further stated that suspending the league at this point might spark up serious issues with the clubs hoping to qualify for UEFA organised competitions.

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While the teams looking to gain protion to the country's topflight might also be affacted by the proposed decision to half the league.

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Chelsea currently occupy the fourth position on the log, followed by Manchester United who are fifth with three points shy of the Blues.

Tottenham Hotspur and Sheffield United are sixth and seventh with 40 points each and they might end up not playing on the continent should the FA decides to end the league earlier.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Premier League teams might be facing difficulties to qualify for Champions League after a new qualification format was proposed for the prestigious championship.

Champions League competition is one of the most watched tournaments in the world as it gives big clubs in Europe chance to face themselves before winners are emerged.

But there are some clubs in Europe who are currently pained with them not having the chance to play in the Champions League due to the qualification format.

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Source: Legit.ng

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