mirror: Premier League officials are yet to determine the potential consequences of the season ending early due to coronavirus fears.
The outbreak of the Covid-19 virus is threatening to impact the domestic football season, with concerns it could lead to matches being cancelled.
Italy are at the centre of the European outbreak, and their rugby union side has already seen all of their remaining Six Nations fixtures postponed.
Should the situation in the UK worsen, the Premier League may be forced to take similar action to avoid the virus spreading further.
The Liverpool Echo report the Premier League currently have no contingency plan in place for that eventuality, but talks are ongoing.
If such action is required, it is believed a multitude of options would be considered to decide how the campaign would be concluded.
Discussions have been merely hypothetical at present, though the Premier League board are monitoring the situation closely.
There is no rule in the division handbook regarding a premature end to the season.
This will concern league leaders Liverpool ,who have reportedly been given ‘no guarantees’ they would be handed the trophy.
Liverpool are chasing down their first title in 30 years, and are 22 points clear in the table – just four wins away from securing the crown.
The three sides in the relegation zone may also be spared depending on how the talks are resolved.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said: “We take it very seriously but we can’t avoid everything. It’s not a football problem but a society one.
“Hopefully the smarter people find the way. to have an answer to it.
“We haven’t been told we cannot play so we will. We take it serious but we don’t go crazy with it. We haven’t told anyone not to shake hands, but we don’t force them to do that either. We cannot do more than we are here.”
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