Premier League Will Return As Soon As Possible According to Government Official
The English Premier League could be edging closer to a restart according to comments made by Culture, Media and Sport Secretary Oliver Dowden.
Europe’s soccer calendar ground to a halt when the coronavirus outbreak hit hard almost two months ago but efforts are underway to get the Premier League back up and running in the very near future.
Arsenal, Tottenham, Brighton and West Ham have already reopened their training grounds for individual action, with players observing social distancing from their teammates.
On the subject of a return to action Dowden stated;
“I personally have been in talks with the Premier League with a view to getting football up and running as soon as possible in order to support the whole football community, but of course, any such moves would have to be consistent with public health guidance”.
Liverpool lead the table by 25 points from Manchester City are painfully close to a first domestic championship in 30 years and no doubt boss Jurgen Klopp is keen to get things back underway so they can complete what they started.
It is worth noting that the top leagues in France, Holland and Belgium have been canceled so one wonders how the UK would avoid a similar situation.
In Germany the Bundesliga appears closer than most to a return to normality but that’s easier to understand given just how well, comparatively, the country has coped with the coronavirus crisis and as such a restart there seems a plausible option.