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Premier League set to support Liverpool’s trophy presentation if safe to do so

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Premier League CEO Richard Masters has said that the league will support Liverpool’s plans for a trophy presentation if the situation allows it. He said that the Reds deserve it for their efforts throughout their season.

“If at all possible, yes, you’d like to have a trophy presentation,” Masters said. 

“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.

“We are focused on finishing the 2019-20 season, but we also have to plan for all eventualities.”

Yesterday, all 20 Premier League clubs unanimously agreed for the resumption of training in small groups amid the coronavirus pandemic. Masters added that the situation of scrapping the league because of 2020-21 season hasn’t been reached.

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“There will come a point when next season becomes difficult to schedule. We are not at that point yet,” he said.

“The June return and July finish leave time for a break for other competitions to be completed and start the season towards the end of August or very early September.

“Obviously what we want to do is ensure the season is completed in a way which preserves other competitions but also preserves our ability to start and deliver 38 match rounds next season in a proper calendar.”

Masters also admitted that it would be a good idea to prioritise the games that are pending from previous matchday (City vs Arsenal & Aston Villa vs Sheffield).

“It is a relatively normal occurrence for, at this stage of the season, there to be displaced matches that have to be played,” he said.

“But I think it is a good idea to prioritise games that have to be played first relatively early in the schedule.”

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