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Premier League: Top-flight return date and other important issues to be decided



Speculation continues to grow around the possible return of the English Premier League.

Serie A and La Liga look set to get back underway in June, following the return of the Bundesliga earlier this month.

And that has caused further discussion around the resumption of top-flight football in England, yet no date has been set.

Clubs recently voted to return to full contact training, which could signal the beginning for English football to follow the other European top-flights and resume league action.

It would, however, similarly involve playing without supporters. Many clubs are in favour of such a scenario, yet some remain uncertain.

It’s already been a lengthy break away, and that could increase if no decision can be reached. Those involved in the game have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to bring back the action to viewers, but it is seemingly a complicated process.

Most teams had played 29 games, with Manchester City, Sheffield United, Arsenal and Aston Villa the only clubs to have played 28.

Liverpool currently sit in top spot, with a 22-point lead over Man City in second.

The Reds are unsurprisingly eager to resume playing in order to achieve their long-awaited title. 

But they may have to wait another few weeks in order to receive the go-ahead from the authorities. 

It’s currently 1/7 for Premier League football to return in June, and 23/5 for July or later.

Any return would be a boost for Liverpool fans, but may come as a worry for those following clubs near the bottom of the table. 

Norwich currently sit rock bottom on 21 points, four behind Aston Villa. Bournemouth, Watford and West Ham are also in danger on 27 points. And in 15th, Brighton have 29 points and remain in danger of relegation.

The league may even face some form of restructuring if the season remains incomplete.

It’s currently 1/33 for 20 clubs to participate in the next league campaign, and 49/5 for any other number.

With 27 wins, one draw and one loss, it’s been a remarkable season for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool. They remain confident of securing the league title, but how will that come about?

In Scotland, Celtic were crowned champions after their season was brought to a premature end.

It’s currently 36/5 for Liverpool to experience the same outcome. And it’s 1/33 for the Reds to not be declared winners before another fixture is played.

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