Premier League give clubs permission to train in small group from Tuesday

Premier League give clubs permission to train in small group from Tuesday

- Premier League have given clubs the permission to return to training officially

- English topflight clubs will return to training in small group on Tuesday, May 19

- But all the players in the Premier League must still observe social distancing

Premier League board have agreed to allow clubs return to training in small group from Tuesday, May 19, as the body continues with their discussions on when the season can resume.

This latest development is now an indication that the suspended Premier League season is now on the verge of resuming after three months of no football in England and other parts of Europe.

A meeting was said to have been held on Monday, May 18, between all the Premier League clubs where they all agreed to resume training.

But players must still observe social distancing rules in training and also contact among players is still not allowed.

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"This first stage has been agreed in consultation with players, managers, Premier League club doctors, independent experts and the government.

"Strict medical protocols of the highest standard will ensure everyone returns to training in the safest environment possible," Premier League said in a statement.

Liverpool are still topping the Premier League table with their hopes of winning the title this season after 30 years of them waiting.

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Jurgen Klopp and his wards won the Champions League title last season and they also lost the Premier League title to Manchester City on the last day of the season.

Earlier, had reported how Celtic were named as the new champions of Scotland for the ninth season in a row after people handling football in the country decided to end the 2019/20 League season.

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Football authorities in Scotland have been having meetings since last week over what can be done to the season which has been affected by deadly coronavirus.

There has not been football games in Europe since March after coronavirus became more dangerous killing scores of people all over the world.

According to the report on Daily Mail, 12 clubs in the Scottish League agreed on Monday, May 18, that they cannot continue with the season which forced the body in charge to end it.

Neil Lennon's Celtic side were 13 points ahead of rivals and closest challengers Rangers when the season was suspended as they had played a game more than Rangers.

The decision to end the League will be a sad one for Hearts who were four points behind Hamilton with the hopes of the escaping relegation.

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