Liverpool FC has been given a life line to claim their first ever Premier League trophy after the English government gave permission for football to be resumed in England.
The Reds were hit with a big blow when it looked likely the 2019/2020 season would be called off after the country was badly hit with the corona virus pandemic.
The English Premier League has been slated to resume on June 17, 2020 and this was confirmed by the British government on Friday.
The league leaders sit 25 points clear of reigning champions Manchester City as they look to win their first-league title in 30 years.
Having won 27 of 29 games played this term – drawing one and losing the other to Watford – Liverpool only need six points from their last nine games to be handed the trophy.
But there could be an obstacle to their trophy win as there is a proposal by some government officials to play the rest of the matches on neutral venues.
They are set o play their city rivals Everton in the merseyside derby when the league resumes in June. But the government is considering moving it to a neutral ground.
The decision is yet to be confirmed by the 12 member council chaired by the Deputy Mayor of the city, Wendy Simon. Their decision would be based on rigorous analysis by health experts.
The Secretary for Digital, Culture,Media and Sport, Oliver Dowden confirmed this to the Daily mail in UK.
‘There is a well-established mechanism through the local safety authority to determine whether it is appropriate to have a match as scheduled at a home venue or not.
‘If a determination is made that it is not safe to do so, then clearly fans should listen to that” he emphasized.