Premier league set to continue amidst fresh lockdown across UK
|UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson announced a fresh lockdown in the UK on Saturday following a spike in COVID-19 infections|
After the 2019-20 season was interrupted due to the
virus, it appears the competition might be able keep going this time around
With the United Kingdom heading into another national lockdown amidst a second wave of Covid-19, many football fans will be wondering if the Premier League will be able to continue.
In March this year, the premier league was suspended as the UK and the entire world came to grips with the coronavirus.
While the Premier League season would ultimately restart in June and be completed behind closed doors, there are fresh fears that the 2020-21 campaign could also now be put on hold.
At this stage, the good news is that the Premier League looks set to play on despite the UK heading back into lockdown.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated in a live interview on Saturday that the English Premier League will be allowed to continue behind closed doors as long as clubs can stay responsible and follow all health and safety guidelines as provided by the NHC.
Boris Johnson stated this when announcing the country's latest move to lockdown.
"I can say yes to the Premier League, I think, with authority," Johnson told reporters when announcing the new lockdown rules, due to come into place from Thursday until December 2.
Oliver Dowden, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, also confirmed that elite sports in the country can also continue behind closed doors.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has welcomed the initial decision to allow the Premier League to continue and believes they've shown they can play safely.
"It's obviously what we want. We proved that we can go on and keep the bubble kind of safe," Klopp said on Saturday.
"Yes we have cases, everybody does, but we can isolate these cases pretty quickly. Things never happen at the training ground, they happen with travelling, national teams, new players into the club and things like that.