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Published On: Mon, Mar 16th, 2020

Coronavirus: Liverpool may win title in empty stadium

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Dutch professional footballer and Liverpool defender, Virgil Van Dijk has expressed his concern that the club will be forced to celebrate their first English title for 30 years in an empty stadium due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
All Premier League games have been postponed until at least April 3 due to the spread of the global pandemic.
Premier League chiefs are set to meet on Thursday to discuss if it will be possible to continue the season and, if so, in what format.
Games could be played behind closed doors, which would mean Liverpool, who are 25 points clear of second placed Manchester City, winning the title without their fans being present.
“No one wants to play games without the fans,” Van Dijk told several British newspapers yesterday.
“If we won it in an empty stadium and the fans weren’t there, I’d be gutted for them. Obviously, if there are no fans at Anfield, then it will be a bit of a blow.
“Until a decision is made on how we go on from here, then we just have to deal with it. But when it happens, we are still bringing the title to our fans, definitely.”
Liverpool could have wrapped up the title today with a win at Everton if Manchester City was beaten by Burnley on Saturday, but both those games were postponed, along with the rest of the Premier League programme.

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