EPL chairmen consider halting the season for 2 weeks in January due to COVID-19

EPL chairmen consider halting the season for 2 weeks in January due to COVID-19

- Premier League games may be put on suspension for 2 weeks in January next year

- This is because of the rise in COVID-19 cases among players and staff

- Liverpool are currently topping the Premier League table with 32 points

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Premier League chiefs are reportedly considering stopping the English topflight for two weeks in January 2021 due to the continuous disturbance of COVID-19 in the United Kingdom.

18 new cases of COVID-19 have been discovered in the latest round of tests conducted even though the Premier League body did not name the players and staff involved.

On Monday, December 28, Manchester City's trip to Everton was postponed after five members of the Citizens squad were tested positive for Coronavirus.

According to the report on Daily Mail, Premier League chairmen held informal talks about a temporary break in order to protect their players, staff members and the remainder of the football calendar.

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There are fears over the widespread postponement of FA Cup third-round matches at the start of the month, with several Football League clubs pushing games back this week.

Last season, the Premier League was also stopped for almost three months because of COVID-19, but the EPL chiefs later got the approval to finish the term.

Liverpool emerged champions of the Premier League last season after waiting for 25 years in what was an incredible record for manager Jurgen Klopp.

The Reds have also been impressive this term and are currently topping the League table with 32 points after 15 games played so far.

Jurgen Klopp and his men will be facing Newcastle United in their next Premier League game which could be another chance to extend their lead on the table.

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EPL chairmen consider halting the season for 2 weeks in January due to COVID-19. Photo by Catherine Ivill
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Premier League champions Liverpool are reportedly planning to hand Mohamed Salah a new mega-deal to keep him from leaving Anfield.

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The Egyptian goal king has been linked with a move to both Real Madrid and Barcelona but neither club has made a move for him.

Salah has a deal with the Reds until the summer of 2023 but reports claim the 28-year-old is said to be growing unhappy at Anfield.

In view of his recent unsatisfaction at the Merseyside club, the Premier League champions are ready to tie him down with an improved contract.

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