On Thursday morning, the Premier League held a video conference call with its 20 clubs as they attempt to decide what to do with the 2019/20 season.
The league had initially been suspended until the start of April in an attempt to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
It was merely a time-buying exercise and after the meeting, the Premier League revealed no professional game in England will take place before April 30.
While the extension wasn’t a surprise, it was interesting to hear that the Premier League have also pushed back their season end date.
Their statement read: “The FA’s Rules and Regulations state that ‘the season shall terminate not later than the 1 June’ and ‘each competition shall, within the limit laid down by The FA, determine the length of its own playing season’.
“However, The FA’s Board has agreed for this limit to be extended indefinitely for the 2019/20 season in relation to Professional Football.”
With Euro 2020 being postponed until Euro 2021, that gives the Premier League more time to complete the season.
That’s obviously positive news for Liverpool – who are just two wins away from winning their first Premier League title.
However, even more positive reports have since emerged.
That’s because, according to ESPN, the Premier League are adamant on finishing the current campaign and not declaring it null and void.
ESPN state that “England’s football authorities will delay the start of the 2020-21 season until the last ball has been kicked in the 2019-20 campaign, with sources telling ESPN that this year’s Premier League and EFL seasons will ‘absolutely finish before the next one begins.’”
Sources say that “the sporting integrity of the professional game makes it a necessity to finish this season” before the 2020/21 campaign can begin.
“Who knows when next season will start and how many games clubs will we be able to play?” a club source told ESPN. “But this is the only way. We have to end this season first.”
Music to the ears of Liverpool fans.
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