After more than two months of halt in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, football is slowly making a comeback in Europe. Bundesliga has already resumed its ongoing season in a behind closed door format, and La Liga clubs have also resumed training with the Spanish top flight having a possible return to action next month. On the other hand, Ligue 1 and Eredivise decided to cancel the current season, and announced the winners. A number of English Premier League sides have also started to head out to the training grounds, and on resumption, the table toppers Liverpool are likely to be crowned champions, and PL is eager to host a ‘safe’ trophy presentation ceremony for the possible winners.
Liverpool won their last Premier League trophy all the way back in the 1989-90 season. After three decades of no domestic title, the star studded side under the guidance of Jürgen Klopp are finally on the verge of breaking their EPL trophy draught.
Reds are leading the league table with 82 points, leaps and bounds ahead of Manchester City in second position with 57 points. They only need two more wins to clinch the title, and Premier League has given the green light to the club for a trophy presentation ceremony for their stellar achievement, however, under strict regulation amidst the nationwide lock down in UK.
“If at all possible, yes, you’d like to have a trophy presentation,” PL CEO Richard Masters, who is eager to see the trophy on the hands of Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson, spoke to Sky Sports on Monday.
“You want to give those players and the whole staff the moment they worked so hard for, if that’s what happens. Yes, we would try and do it, unless it wasn’t possible because of safety concerns,” Masters added.
The 2019-20 Premier League season was suspended on 13th March until 4th April, followed by two extensions of the suspension till 30th April, and currently expected to return only after 19th June, after the UK government allowed for a behind closed doors return of the current season only after 1st June.