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Premier League chiefs warn clubs to play behind closed doors due to the spread of coronavirus

Premier League chiefs have written to clubs to warn them that they should play behind closed doors due to the widespread of the coronavirus. This raises the case that Liverpool would win the title in an empty stadium.

SunSport revealed on Tuesday how Prem and FA chiefs had begun war-gaming virus scenarios during a bid to urge the season finished.

Italy last night announced that each one sport fixtures — including Serie A — are going to be staged behind closed doors until April 3.

In the present, all 20 Premier League clubs are sent a letter warning about the worldwide spread of Covid-19.

More than 95,000 coronavirus cases are reported in the whole world, with 87 within the UK, while more than 3,000 cases have died.

Clubs are being urged to make sure the very best hygiene standards but there was also an acknowledgement, for the primary time, that there’s an opportunity of the govt banning all large gatherings of individuals, forcing matches to be played without fans.

That would be the choice of pis aller for Premier League chiefs and also the clubs, with a priority that fans should prefer to congregate outside of grounds hosting critical matches.

Clubs have also been advised to scale back non-essential visitors and keep face-to-face meetings to a minimum.

Inter Milan have had two Serie A matches postponed since the coronavirus began spreading and also played an Europa League tie against Ludogorets behind closed doors in February.

David Moyes, West Ham boss, said last Saturday that if football goes behind closed doors, it’s not worthwhile since the sport is for fans. Therefore, he hopes that they will find the way to overcome what is happening.

Meanwhile, Zhang, who was born in China where the outbreak began, added that every club has a responsibility to deliver the proper message because safety is the highest priority.

UEFA has found out a working party to assess what action must be taken – and therefore the prospect of Champions League and Europa League ties over subsequent fortnight going ahead without fans is growing.

Italy fear their Wembley friendly with England on March 27 also will be axed.

The clash may be a key a part of Gareth Southgate’s Euro 2020 preparations.