Liverpool legend Phil Thompson has said that he cannot see the Premier League resuming action on the scheduled return date of April 4.
The league’s upcoming fixtures for the immediate future have all been postponed in order to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.
“I would think so. I think they’re just giving themselves breathing time and it’s very difficult to see it get up and running then” said Thompson as quoted by Sky Sports.
“They’ll be having meetings and every day it will change. I’m watching Sky News every day and it’s changing by the hour. Things are changing all the time.
“Playing behind closed doors is a contentious issue. I believe football is nothing without the fans, it’s a fans game and I like to think it could resume and the fixtures will be completed.
“As Jurgen Klopp said there are bigger issues to be concerned about but it would be good to get the fixtures completed because there’s so many issues to be decided.”
The Premier League are due to meet on Thursday in order to discuss a plan of action.
Thompson is hoping that the scheduled fixtures can be completed which will allow Liverpool to win their first Premier League title in 30 years in style.
Some such as West Ham chairperson Karren Brady have suggested that the league should be declared null and void.
This would mean that Liverpool will miss out on the league title.
Brady’s comments have drawn criticism, particularly as the Hammers find themselves outside the relegation zone only on goal difference.
A compromise will have to be reached. The solution advocated by Brady will also lead to controversy.
Whilst Liverpool fans will naturally be agitated by it, it will also deprive the likes of Leicester City and Manchester United Champions League football, something which the duo are on course to achieve.
Liverpool have a 25-point lead over second place Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.
Whilst it is theoretically possible for Jurgen Klopp’s side to be usurped at the top of the pecking order, it is practically hard to see that happening.
If the Premier League take a decision to end the league campaign prematurely, it would be wrong for them to deny Liverpool the title.