Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson has revealed that he does not believe that the Premier League season can be completed.
Anderson, the city’s first ever directly elected mayor, said that any resumption of the league is a “non-starter.”
He opined that even if games were played behind closed doors, thousands would still congregate outside of Anfield.
Even if games were played at a neutral venue, it would prompt the same outcome, Anderson argued.
Liverpool are in pole position to win their first title in 30 years.
The Reds were a massive 25 points clear with nine games remaining, when the Premier League was suspended.
They have only been defeated once all season, in a shock 3-0 defeat to Watford at Vicarage Road in March.
They need just two more victories to claim the title.
Liverpool Disagree With Claims
In a statement, Liverpool said that they disagree with Anderson’s claims.
The club points to previous discussions with Anderson, over behind closed doors matches.
Talks which concluded that key stakeholders must work together on the issue.
Liverpool have also revealed that they have been engaging with supporters’ groups.
Fans have said that they will be resolute in observing social distancing measures in place.
Premier League Look to 8 June Start
The Premier League are thought to be in favour of a 8 June restart to the season.
All games are set to be played behind closed doors, to avoid further outbreaks of the coronavirus pandemic.
Liverpool’s Champions League tie against Atletico Madrid is being investigated over possible links with coronavirus infections.