It has been almost two months since the Premier League was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic but there is little clarity as to if or when it is going to restart.
The Times reported last month that Premier League clubs have drawn up a plan called ‘Project Restart’ which could see matches played behind closed doors as soon as June 8.
The plan is said to be to finish all the remaining games within a five-week period, but nothing is set in stone as of yet as it would require the UK Government to give the green light for the plan to proceed.
The Independent reported last week that, while there have been discussions about voiding the season altogether, clubs are desperate for it not to happen due to the substantial revenue that would be lost.
The report claimed that voiding would mean that the season would be completely wiped from the record books which means that Liverpool would not get their hands on the elusive Premier League title.
Tottenham skipper, Hugo Lloris, feels that it would be cruel on the Reds if the season is voided, given the lead that they have built.
“It would be terrible if everything ended like that nine days before the end of the Premier League.
“It would also be cruel for Liverpool with the lead they have. They are almost champions.
“As with everyone, there would be a taste of unfinished business.
“In addition, we are entering the most exciting period, the most beautiful moment of the season. Nobody wants it to end like this.”
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While discussions about voiding the season have revolved around how unfair it would be on Liverpool, I believe the real challenge is near the lower end of the table with respect to teams fighting for relegation and promotion as there is more money to be won and lost there. I expect that the governing bodies will eventually come to the realisation that the season cannot be completed under the circumstances.
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