Drastic action is set to be taken if the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) ends the Premier League season completely, though Liverpool are reportedly set to be confirmed as champions.
Following the postponement of the campaign, until April 3 at the very least, big questions are now being asked regarding the possibility of being unable to conclude the English football calendar.
In bold and controversial plans, five teams could be relegated from the top flight and the EFL Cup axed completely in order to facilitate football when it resumes, the Telegraph have reported.
If Government projections over the spread of the virus prove correct, the football season would be pushed back to unexpected lengths, while there is is no regulation governing what happens if the 2019-20 campaign is cancelled outright.
So far there have been 798 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 11 deaths in the United Kingdom. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi have tested positive, though each are on the road to full recovery.
Premier League leaders Liverpool are 25 points clear of their rivals Manchester City in second, and two more victories for Jurgen Klopp’s men will give them the title.